Perched atop a “cool” roof at 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced that 1200 Block of Wolf Street has won the RetroFIT PHILLY “Coolest Block” contest. Nutter’s announcement followed the signing of legislation aimed at helping Philadelphia become “The Greenest City in America.
PHILADELPHIA – Perched atop a “cool” roof at 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced
that 1200 Block of Wolf Street has won the RetroFIT PHILLY
“Coolest Block” contest.
Nutter’s announcement followed the signing of legislation
aimed at helping Philadelphia become “The
Greenest City in America.” The new law requires
installation of energy-efficient reflective roofs or green roofs on all new no-
and low-slope roofs throughout the city.
would like to congratulate the 1200 Block of Wolf Street and thank all the
neighbors who came together to participate in the ‘Coolest Block’ contest,” said
Mayor Nutter. “Many of the row homes that give our city its unique character
were built long before today’s energy-conscious environment. This contest and
the legislation I signed into law today will help Philadelphia become a city of the future and
set an example for others throughout the country.”
feel this effort can be a blueprint for bringing communities together in the
interest of saving energy and improving quality of life,” said Liz Robinson,
executive director, The Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia (ECA). “This
contest is just one of many ways we hope to educate all Philadelphia residents
about how to reduce their heating and cooling bills, make their homes more
comfortable and preserve the historic blocks that make our city
Organized by ECA, the City of Philadelphia and The Dow
Chemical Company, the contest allowed residents of Philadelphia row homes to
compete to win an energy efficiency upgrade for their entire block, including an
energy-saving “cool roof,” air sealing and insulation. The Dow Chemical Company
contributed products and technologies, and The Dow Chemical Company Foundation
provided financial support.
company is committed to using science and technology to increase the energy
efficiency of homes and other structures,” said Jerome Peribere, president and
CEO, Dow Advanced Materials, which is headquartered in Philadelphia. “Helping to
bring communities together to make a positive change for their city and
environment is one of the ways we can fulfill that