Apr 23 2016 – Mayor de Blasio Announces Major New Steps to Dramatically Reduce NYC Buildings’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions


New Initiatives Stem from Technical Working Group’s Comprehensive Evaluation of Building Energy Use; City Programs Will Support Building Owners & Managers in Going Green

Plan Marks Further Progress toward OneNYC Commitment to 80×50

NEW YORK—Today Mayor de Blasio announced a suite of new energy efficiency initiatives that will dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from New York City’s over one million buildings – of all sizes, types, and uses – and put the City on a pathway to an 80 percent reduction in all emissions by 2050, while creating green jobs and generating energy savings for building owners and tenants. The City also outlined a series of programs that will provide technical and financial support to building owners and managers in making these significant improvements.

“Cities that lead on climate, lead on buildings,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’ve set bold goals as we take on climate change and a clear path to meet them. The City has been leading the way by greening our own public facilities. Now, these new initiatives will dramatically reduce emissions from New York City’s over one million buildings, while saving New Yorkers millions and creating thousands of new jobs – and we’ll be providing owners support throughout the process.”    read more