The Clinton Climate Initiative recently announced a partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to provide its member cities access to volume discounts on energy-efficient and clean tech products and technologies.
The new partnership extends the buying power of the C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group, a group of 40 of the worlds largest cities, to 1,100 more U.S. cities to enable discounted pricing from 25 manufacturers of energy-efficient products, including indoor lighting, clean vehicles, traffic and street lighting, building products, advanced waste management technologies, water system components and alternative energy technologies. Prices will range from 5-15% below current levels for commodity items and 15-70% below current levels for non-commodity items.
The product suppliers include:
- Lighting -- GE, Philips Lighting, Cooper Lighting, Lemnis Lighting, Osram, Sylvania, Acuity Lighting, Dialight, and Leotek
- Buildings -- 3M Company, Solar Gard, Tremco, BASF Polyurethane Foam Enterprises, Optimum Energy
- Transportation -- Scania, UTC Power, Ballard Power Systems, ISE Corporation, Siemens, Dynetek, EDrive, A123 Systems, Maxwell, and Volvo
- Waste -- GE Jenbacher
In addition, Clinton's foundation announced a partnership with Wal-Mart to explore ways to bring down the price of these energy-efficient "green" goods, as well as a partnership with major global banks to finance municipal building upgrades in cities around the world, including New York, Chicago, Houston, Toronto, Mexico City, London, Berlin and Tokyo.
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