MCAA Signs on to Clinton Climate Initiative

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), Rockville, MD, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Clinton Climate Initiative of the William J. Clinton Foundation, to provide technical assistance for the development and implementation of the Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program announced yesterday. MCAA President David J. Kruse joined former President Bill Clinton, Mayor of New York Michael R. Bloomberg, and Mayor of London Ken Livingston for the announcement of the landmark Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program, designed to reduce energy consumption in existing buildings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding, MCAA will lend its expertise and experience to the Clinton Climate Initiative as it seeks to provide large cities with world-class technical assistance on an array of actions that cities might implement to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
The Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program, a project of the Clinton Climate Initiative, brings together the world’s four largest energy service companies (ESCOs) with five of the world’s largest banks to retrofit buildings initially in sixteen of the world’s largest cities.
The energy service companies will compete for audits of municipal and large private buildings in participating cities, and identify opportunities to make them more energy efficient. They will also guarantee the energy savings that will come from the retrofit projects that they manage.
Other ESCOs, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers will participate as the retrofits move forward.
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