On February 1, 2010 Urban Green Council released the report of the NYC Green Codes Task Force, convened at the request of Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Quinn. But that was just the beginning.
Four years after the Task Force released its influential report, 48 of its 111 recommendations have already been incorporated into laws and practices, with many others in the pipeline.
By 2030, Green Codes measures already implemented will:
- Reduce citywide carbon emissions by almost 5%
- Lower daily water consumption by the equivalent of 30 Central Park Reservoirs; and
- Divert 100,000 tons of asphalt from landfills annually.
We look forward to our continued work with the City of New York to turn even more green codes recommendations into laws and regulations.
For the latest Urban Green Council green codes activity, see our Legislative Tracker and codes blog posts.