The state of New York has a goal to reduce carbon by 85% by the year 2050 and schools will become a part of that.
$59 million dollars will go toward an effort called “Clean Green Schools” and refurbish older schools in disadvantaged communities.
The reason for putting focus on these buildings is because 30% of greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings.
Heating and cooling buildings causes a large amount of greenhouse gases, and by focusing on creating greener school buildings, it can help diminish that number.
Schools will be identified, then given support to evaluate and plan projects that reduce energy.
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