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REBNY partners with Mayor’s Office for sustainability boot camp

The Real Estate Board of New York kicked off its Sustainability Boot Camp Training Program last week.

Council Member Costa Constantinides, chair of the New York City Council’s Environmental Protection Committee, joined REBNY president John H. Banks, and Russell Unger, executive director of the Urban Green Council to open the first weekday course.

REBNY is partnering with the  Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with Building Owners and Managers Association of New York (BOMA NY), and Urban Green Council, to operate the energy efficiency and sustainability training program for New York building managers, superintendents, operators and engineers.

The pilot program will teach key strategies and work practices needed to transition to green building operations, through the Urban Green Council’s GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials (O&M) certificate and BOMA’s Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) training.

Sustainability Boot Camp complements citywide sustainability initiatives including Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC goal of 80 by 50, a blueprint to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.

Additional course offerings and registration for property managers and building staff can be viewed at

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