12/6/2013

New York City's sustainable programs have helped it become one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the U.S., writes Jonathan Pappas. Some reasons behind this have to do with the construction industry. For instance, the city's PlaNYC initiative includes a "local energy conservation construction code which holds all new construction and renovations to the most current energy efficiency standards." In addition, replacing older heating units with ones that use cleaner fuel is a priority.

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