The NYC Mayor announced last month that the 14,500 least energy efficient buildings in his city need major efficiency upgrades. To date, this is the most ambitious program of its kind in the U.S., and will spur the creation of 17,000 jobs.
“Time is not on our side. New York will continue to step up and make critical changes to help protect our city and prevent the worst effects of climate change. We must shed our buildings’ reliance on fossil fuels here and now. To do this, we are mandating upgrades to increase energy efficiency of our buildings, helping us continue to honor the goals of the Paris Agreement,” said Mayor de Blasio.
According to New York City's website, by 2035 other benefits from this program include:
Less carbon pollution: Citywide greenhouse gasses will be reduced by 7 percent = 900,000 cars off of local roadways.
Less reliance on fossil fuels: A 14 percent reduction in natural gas use and a 20 percent reduction in fuel oil use.
Cleaner air: Improved air quality, enough to avoid 40 premature deaths and 100 emergency room visits for people with asthma every year.
Lower annual energy costs, more comfortable indoor spaces: Up to $300 million in energy cost savings per year for multifamily building owners and more consistent temperature for tenants.
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