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New Legislation in NYC to Increase Energy Efficiency in Buildings

New York City is continuing to work toward becoming a resilient and sustainable city. Mayor de Blasio recently signed into law 10 pieces of legislation, which are expected to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by nearly 250,000 metric tons. Currently, buildings account for more than two-thirds of NYC’s GHG emissions, and the bills include a package of three green building bills in relation to energy and water benchmarking, lighting retrofitting, and sub-metering requirements. In addition to reducing GHG emissions, the new energy legislation is expected to create 100 jobs. Read more from the Office of the Mayor here.

 

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