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One lucky Philly block wins a free energy efficiency upgrade.

Philadelphia Mayor Announces Winner of "Coolest Block" | Energy Efficient Row Homes and Roofs

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced the winner of the RetroFIT Philly "Coolest Block" contest. According to the Mayor, 1200 Block on Wolf Street are the coolest block in Philly. They'll be getting a free energy efficiency upgrade and a free block party as a result.

The announcement of the winner coincides with the implementation of a new Philly law that mandates the installation of energy-efficient or green roofs for all new lo- and no-slope roof construction in the city.

Read the whole press release here.

It's great to see a city mayor taking steps to improve a city's energy efficiency. Now if they could just use some caulk to seal up the big crack in that giant bell...


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Benefits Of Green Roofs

06/15/2010 11:27 AM lbcontractor

Very nice to see!

Roofs that are "green" have so many benefits. They not only keep the environment clean, but help with energy costs, which leads to saving you money.

As a roofing contractor, I have been seeing more and more clients going green with their full roof replacements.


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