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New York Greening Buildings One Super at a Time

Most buildings could achieve better energy performance through operational changes that ensure systems are operating at peak efficiency. New York City officials joined 32BJ, the local property service workers’ union, in harnessing the possibility of operational changes by launching the One Year, One Thousand Green Supers program.

Through the program, 32BJ will offer a 40-hour class on energy-efficient building operations that will cover identifying wasted energy, creating and implementing green operating plans, and performing cost-benefit analysis on equipment replacements and other decisions. These strategies could save the city’s real estate industry as much as $230 million annually in operating expenses. More information is available at

Published October 30, 2009

Wendt, A. (2009, October 30). New York Greening Buildings One Super at a Time. Retrieved from

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