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NYU to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for New “Green” Co-Generation Plant, Aug 12

August 11, 2008
N-513, 2007-08

WHAT: NYU will break ground on its new, state-of-the art, environmentally friendly co-generation plant, to be built underground on Mercer Street between West 3rd and West 4th Streets. A major component of NYU’s sustainability efforts, the facility will reduce regulated pollutants by 75 percent and decrease greenhouse pollutants by over 5,000 tons annually. The project has been endorsed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and by Community Board 2.

WHO: Participants will include:

  • John Sexton, President of New York University and other University officials;
  • Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President;
  • Alan Gerson, City Councilmember;
  • Bob Gormley, District Manager, Community Board Two;
  • Zella Jones, NoHoManhattan.org;
  • David Gruber, Chair, Institutions Committee, Community Board Two;
  • Bill Castro, Manhattan Commissioner, NYC Parks and Recreation
  • Members of Mercer Street Plaza Community Advisory Committee

WHEN: Tuesday, August 12, 10:00 am

WHERE: The corner of Mercer Street and West 3rd Street

For more information on Sustainability at NYU, please visit: www.nyu.edu/sustainability

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876


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