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25 November 2014

New app helps New York City businesses achieve sustainability goals

The smart city application launched by GreenStar hub (GSH) allows businesses to access a database of energy incentive programs, tenders opportunities and news feeds that demonstrate various sustainable practices across New York City.

Local businesses have the opportunity to use the new smart city application or visit the Sustainable Group Buy website owned by GSH to encourage the community in participating with or joining a new group of people.

According to GSH its patent-pending algorisms encourage optimal savings for businesses with varying buying power. Big and small buyers have reason to join communities as they benefit from special discounts from vendors.

Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio announced that New York City is committing to reducing their greenhouse gas emission levels by 80 per cent by 2050.

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) with built-in membership, such as, Chambers of Commerce, minority trade associations, and business improvement districts is the best method for purchasing power while keeping its members private and advertising for sponsors or internal buying.

The main feature of the app is the ‘Green-in’, the Green-in focuses on publishing content from the GreenWall, a GSH proprietary social media platform that focuses on businesses displaying green goals, services, projects, and its own storefront.

The app will be accessible from the Google Play and iTunes App Store.

IBM and Veolia collaborated to offer smart cities services to the community.

The first products of smart water services will incorporate IBM’s Intelligent Water software, which utilises large data and provides a system that combines and analyses all data related to water management.

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