President Obama and former President Clinton have revealed a new plan to invest $4 billion in improving the energy efficiency of buildings across the United States.
Part of the Obama administration's "Better Buildings" campaign, the announcement includes $2 billion in upgrades across federal buildings over the next two months. The other $2 billion has been pledged to 60 different private companies, hospitals, universities, and other types of buildings.
"Making our buildings more energy efficient is one of the fastest, easiest, and cheapest ways for us to create jobs, save money, and cut down on harmful pollution," President Obama said at the announcement . "It is a trifecta, which is why you've got labor and business behind it. It could save our businesses up to $40 billion a year on their energy bills — money better spent growing and hiring new workers. It would boost manufacturing of energy-efficient materials.
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