Green Makeover

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sixteen cities around the world, including Chicago, could get a green makeover under a program led by former President Clinton's foundation.

The program funds the renovation of city-owned buildings with green technology.

Bill Clinton plans to announce the partnership today as part of an international climate summit he is hosting this week in New York City.

Major global banking institutions have committed one (B) billion dollars to finance the upgrades of municipal buildings in participating cities, which include New York, Chicago, Houston, Toronto, Mexico City, London, Berlin and Tokyo.

Cities will get the green technology at no cost. The program assumes that cities already have money for building operations.

Clinton's foundation said the planned changes could reduce energy use by 20 to 50 percent in those buildings.


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