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New York City Targets Big Buildings

Aug 22, 2018

 

121351621 250x225In a historic move that could set a new standard for cities around the world, a New York City lawmaker introduced a bill that would order massive energy use cuts to big buildings, the largest building sources of carbon dioxide in cities.

The proposed legislation, outlined in the Blueprint for Efficiency, requires the city to cut energy in the biggest buildings by 20 percent by 2030 to keep on a path to ultimately reach an 80 percent reduction target by 2050.

The legislation came from an extraordinary first agreement, released last week, between environmental groups, affordable housing advocates, unions and the Real Estate Board of New York. If passed, the legislation will encompass 50,000 buildings across New York City. Learn more...