Learn how an innovative start-up is trying to reduce the 70% of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions that come from buildings in this video from PERIL & PROMISE. Brooklyn native Donnel Baird started BlocPower to bring green power to those who need it most. In the accompanying classroom activity, students analyze data from buildings that are working with BlocPower to reduce energy consumption from heating.
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