New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday launched the Urban Technology Innovation Center, an initiative to test ways to improve building efficiency.
The center is a partnership among the city, universities, and businesses that aims to identify effective green building technologies. A location has not yet been chosen, but Columbia University, City University of New York, and Polytechnic Institute of New York University will be involved.
It will be funded by $250,000 from the New York City Economic Development Corp., and the three universities will provide money in kind. The group is also seeking funding through memberships.
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