U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu was in New York for the graduation of 1,000 green buildings superintendents and resident managers from the 32BJ-Thomas Shortman Green Supers training program. The Green Supers graduation, which took place at 32BJ headquarters in lower Manhattan, was hosted by Realty Advisory Board President Howard Rothschild and 32BJ President Mike Fishman and attended by real estate industry executives and hundreds of building superintendents who are making New York City's buildings more energy efficient.
Steven Chu, United States Secretary of Energy
"You are essentially the front line to cut energy waste, to cut energy bills, to make New York City and the world a healthy place to live. You will go a long way in helping your buildings, your city, your country save money, save energy, and all that goes right back into the economy and creates still more jobs."
Victor Nazario, Resident Manager, Douglas Elliman
"Not only are they noticing it, they're excited about it because everybody's hearing more and more about greening the buildings. So when I'm able to explain it to them in an articulate way, especially after taking this course, they're able not only to understand it but embrace it and be a part of the change."