New York City is already a leader in sustainable and energy efficient construction projects. A new partnership aims to increase the leadership role NYC enjoys, as well as providing valuable data for establishing best practices and lessons learned:
If major cities are to survive the coming energy crunch, they will have to become more efficient. Enter the NYC Urban Technology Innovation Center, a just-announced initiative that will bring together green building technology companies with the building owners who want to test them out.
The center, a partnership between the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University,
Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and the City University of
New York (CUNY), will develop a membership structure that will allow building owners and technology companies to join for between
$1,000 to $50,000 a year. IBM will offer up technology to help the center evaluate the performance of test products.
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