45 Green Codes Task Force recommendations have now been implemented into laws, practices and studies, with many others in the pipeline.
At the request of Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Quinn, Urban Green Council convened the NYC Green Codes Task Force to propose changes to construction codes and regulations that inhibit green building strategies. On February 1, 2010, the Green Codes Task Force report was released, consisting of 111 recommendations to conserve resources, reduce carbon emissions and make buildings in NYC better places to live and work.
By 2030, implemented Green Codes measures will have:
- Reduced citywide carbon emissions by almost 5%;
- Lowered annual water consumption by the equivalent of 30 Central Park Reservoirs (30 billion gallons); and
- Diverted 100,000 tons of asphalt from landfills annually.
For the latest Urban Green Council green codes activity, see our Legislative Tracker and codes blog posts.
See the Anniversary Report for more on the cumulative impacts of our advocacy.
We look forward to our continued work with the city of New York to turn even more green codes recommendations into laws and regulations.