The Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP) has been internationally recognized as an industry transforming program and included in a number of reports. Please review related information about GGBP below.
GGBP Expansion covered by Urban Green Council
Urban Green Council released a profile of the Local Laws 84 and 88 expansions to include mid-sized buildings in October 2016. The article highlights that the expansion lowers the cut-off of buildings requiring benchmarking under LL 84 from 50,000 square feet to 25,000 square feet. New York’s benchmarked large buildings alone realized 10% energy savings and 14% carbon savings from 2010 to 2015. Additionally, the expansion lowers the threshold for mandatory sub-metering of commercial tenant spaces under LL 88 from 10,000 to 5,000 square feet. Read Greener, Greater Mid-sized Buildings in NYC for more details.
GGBP as Featured Case Study in IMT Energy Disclosure & The New Frontier for American Jobs
The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) released a timely report in March 2012 covering job growth in the building energy efficiency field. In addition to highlighting the positive economic impacts of benchmarking regulation in New York City and other cities, the report also includes profiles of several New York City based companies transformed by GGBP and the national movement toward transparency and public disclosure of energy use in buildings. Read Energy Disclosure & the New Frontier for American Jobs (in PDF) for more details.