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NYC cracks down on building efficiency with new energy code

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The 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code is part of the city’s Green New Deal and will require new and existing buildings meet stricter efficiency standards. 

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NYC cracks down on building efficiency with new energy code

The 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code is part of the city’s Green New Deal and will require new and existing buildings meet stricter efficiency standards. 

Greening Cities

Formed in 2014, before the Paris Agreement withdrawal, the Climate Mayors group now leads municipalities that represent 70 million Americans, including the nation's 10 most populated ...

New York city bans inefficient glass skyscrapers, WA state to end coal

New York mayor announces sweeping climate change programme, while Washington's power will be carbon-neutral by 2030

NYC mayor takes aim at glass towers as energy hogs

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presides over a city that's known for its skyscrapers but he is no fan of the glass towers that have transformed the Manhattan skyline in recent decades.

Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Johnson Announce Appointees to Climate Advisory Board Ahead of First Meeting

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces the appointment of fifteen individuals to the New York City Climate Advisory Board

NYC Just Passed a World-First Law to Tackle Its Biggest Source of Climate Pollution

“Decarbonize the buildings” may be among the least sexy phrases ever written. But it’s a wildly important thing to do if cities are to have any hope of addressing climate change.

New York City Set to Pass Ambitious Energy Efficiency Mandate

New York City is on the verge of enacting one of the most ambitious citywide building energy efficiency laws in the country.

New York City’s newly passed Green New Deal, explained

Wondering what’s included in New York City’s Green New Deal? We break down the newly passed Climate Mobilization Act.

In first, New York caps climate emissions from buildings

Violators would be fined $268 for each ton of emissions exceeding permitted limit

19 Global Cities Commit to Make New Buildings “Net-Zero Carbon” by 2030

Regulations and planning policy will also target existing buildings to make them net-zero carbon by 2050 to ensure cities deliver on the highest goals of Paris Agreement. Copenhagen, ...

Why the Building Sector May Be Humanity’s Best Hope for Averting Catastrophic Climate Change

Architects have enormous sway in specifying building materials and modes of operation; they also best understand the barriers facing zero-carbon designs.

Controversial pipeline project looms over New York’s bold climate agenda

A fracked gas pipeline has become a litmus test for the Empire State.

The Battle over Public Opinion on Climate Is Over

Now it’s time to focus on pragmatic policy, but the just-announced outline for a Green New Deal may prevent citizens and legislators from doing exactly that

Where the 2020 candidates stand on climate change

Many of the Democratic candidates will be defending their climate plans in six-hour town hall event Wednesday

NYC Passes Bold New Legislation Requiring Green Roofs on New Buildings – and Much More

The Big Apple recently approved an unprecedented new package of initiatives to place the city at the forefront of the fight against climate change.

Gov. Mills wants Maine carbon-neutral by 2045. What will that take?

For this richly forested state, it may not take much beyond previously announced greenhouse gas cuts.

A 'Green New Deal' for New York and More: Where the Climate Change Conversation is Headed in 2019

(Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) This is part of AGENDA 2019, a joint Gotham Gazette-City Limits projectFind the rest of the series here After an election where the ...

Sacramento Leads By Example On Cleaner Energy With Help From Electrification

Good news for California’s clean energy fans. Last week the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) approved an aggressive new plan that will help push ...

Sacramento leads by example on cleaner energy with help from electrification

Good news for California’s clean energy fans. Last week the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) approved an aggressive new plan that will help push ...