NEW YORK CITY-Nearing the five-year anniversary of the city’s plaNYC initiative, city officials unveiled that the New York is a much sunnier – and efficient – place to do business. According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a press briefing on Monday morning, New York City has increased its total solar production to 648 kilowatts across 10 different sites, powering 143,000 households and cutting 205 metric tons of carbon emissions, achieving millions in cost-savings.

Set against the backdrop of the city’s solar goals, the mayor made the announcement at the new home of Efficiency 2.0, a Manhattan-based tech start-up that helps energy utilities and their customers reduce energy consumption, at 35 E. 21st St. in the Flatiron District. The company’s CEO and founder Tom Scaramellino tells that the firm has taken 6,000 square feet in the building, which is owned by Centaur Properties LLC.

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