The plan to have state buildings more energy efficient by 2020 will be aided by $450 million in low-cost financing from the New York Power Authority.
Homeowners seeking dollars for clean energy and efficiency improvements through property tax assessments may find such programs unavailable. That’s thanks to what Rep. Nan Hayworth sees as an overreach by the fedeoverseers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
New Rochelle is teaming up with a local buildings superintendents union to further sustainability in the community.
So far, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a core of volunteers have painted 1 million square feet of NYC rooftops with a reflective white coating designed to improve energy efficiency.