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New York State Goes Green

Could Florida follow New York state's example in encouraging energy efficient homes? Since, residential buildings account for about 22 percent of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and 74 percent of water use, nationwide, building new construction as well as rehabbing housing to LEED standards is a good things.

New incentives will help residents reduce the energy, carbon and environmental footprint of their homes. Grants will be available, according to yet-to-be developed program guidelines and will include incentives for homes that demonstrate sustainability measures relating to energy conservation and efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, use of nontoxic, renewable building products and natural resources conservation.

This new legislation will also help New York achieve its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce electricity use by 15 percent by 2015.



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