Former US president, Bill Clinton, has managed to get 5 billion dollars to green some of the world’s largest cities. The money comes in the form of loans and will double the world market for energy saving retrofits within 18 months.
Toronto is one of 16 cities which will be part of the project.
The project, organized by the Clinton Foundation, will involve replacing heating, cooling and lighting systems with energy efficient technology.
It will also involve turning roofs white or reflective to deflect heat from the sun, sealing windows to prevent heat from escaping, replacing windows to allow for more light and setting up sensors that will make lighting and air conditioning more efficient.