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Welcome to PlaNYC Green Buildings & Energy Efficiency

In New York City, buildings make up most of our environment. To achieve most of PlaNYC's sustainability goals, we will need to make our buildings greener and more efficient. This website brings together New York City's policy initiatives on green buildings and energy efficiency. Read more


New York City Commits to 80 Percent Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction by 2050 and Releases One City: Built to Last
On Sunday, September 21, Mayor de Blasio announced a citywide goal to reduce New York City's greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 2005 levels by 2050. One City: Built to Last was also released, detailing programs and proposals to transform city government and private sector buildings in order to put New York City on a pathway toward 2050. Read the press release and report, and visit the website.

New York City Releases 2014 New York City Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report
On Sunday, September 21, the City released the third benchmarking report analyzing energy and water consumption data in large buildings reported in 2013. Findings include expanded water data analysis, observed reduction of heating fuel oil use due to NYC Clean Heat, and higher compliance rates. Read the press release and report.

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The New York City Greener, Greater, Buildings Plan Does my building need to be benchmarked?
Buildings over 50,000 square feet and on the compliance list are required to comply under LL84, LL87, and LL88 of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan. Check for your building here.
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NYC Clean Heat How can I switch to cleaner heating fuel?
NYC Clean Heat seeks to improve air quality and save lives by eliminating heavy oil use and accelerating the adoption of the cleanest fuels. The program provides resources to building owners, managers, residents, and organizations to help buildings make the switch.
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NYC Carbon Challenge What are building owners doing to reduce energy use?
Dozens of New York City’s universities, hospitals, commercial firms, and multifamily buildings have joined the Carbon Challenge, a voluntary program to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent in 10 years. Participants have reduced emissions by an average of 16 percent, and six have met the goal.
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