New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that carbon emissions from 4,200 consistently benchmarked properties decreased by 14% and energy use lessened by 10% between 2010 and 2015. The findings were part of the city’s Energy and Water Use 2014 & 2015 Report on large buildings. Produced jointly with Urban Green Council and NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, the report is part of a 10-year effort to better analyze and manage energy use in buildings throughout the city, which account for nearly 70 percent of NYC’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. “This sets the stage for even more dramatic reductions that will be achieved throughout mandatory retrofits for the largest, most polluting buildings across the five boroughs,” noted Mayor de Blasio. For the press release, click here.