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Green Roof Vs. Cool Roof

Many cities have created goals to reduce their carbon footprint over the next couple of years. One way they have found to do this is through the roofs of buildings, i.e. “green” and “cool” roofs. Find out what a green roof or cool roof is, how much they cost, their maintenance after installment and their benefits.

11/19/2013

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Stories From Main Street: Building What Could Be N.J.’s First ‘Passive House’

The so-called “passive house” is so energy efficient that it doesn’t have a furnace or central air conditioning and could save the homeowner thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.

11/11/2013

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City To Test Liquefied Natural Gas On Staten Island Ferry Vessel In Bid To Cut Costs And Reduce Carbon Emissions

City Transportation Department officials say they could probably save $3 million per year, per boat by switching to natural gas from diesel fuel.

01/01/2013

Bloomberg, passes through the gate of the MTR (Mass Transit Railway), an underground train in Hong Kong Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Bloomberg To Promote Electric Taxis In Cities

Mayor Bloomberg vowed to promote the use of electric taxis as he addressed a global coalition of major cities — the C40 conference in Hong Kong.

11/06/2010

NYC’s Carbon Count Slightly Lower In 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bloomberg’s administration says New York City’s carbon count decreased slightly in 2009. A City Hall analysis concludes the city emitted 49.3 million metric tons of greenhouse gases, a 4.2 percent […]

09/30/2010