clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Earth Moves

New, 2 comments

Greening New York with the color white: an environmental sustainability program called the Model Block Project is painting 20 East Village roofs in a low-tech effort to deflect the sun and save some energy. The 35,000-square-foot layer of white paint will reflect 90% of sunlight (and save 25% on energy bills) for affordable housing units managed by the Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association between East 3rd and 4th Streets between Second Avenue and the Bowery. [Crain's]