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Blueprint for Efficiency

A groundbreaking framework to cut carbon in NYC’s large buildings.

Created through the 80×50 Buildings Partnership, a collaboration of New York City’s leading building and energy stakeholders, this report calls for a 20 percent reduction in energy use by 2030, bringing the building sector closer to the target of 80×50.

Blueprint for Efficiency was incorporated into Local Law 97 in 2019, and is a comprehensive guide to meeting carbon emissions targets in a cost-effective way, beneficial for both the community and the major figures in the building and energy sectors. This report contains twenty-one proposals on how to positively shape energy performance policy in NYC and across the globe.

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The Blueprint calls for…

  1. A 20 percent reduction in energy use in the building sector over ten years;
  2. A metric-based Energy Star calibrated to NYC building data;
  3. All energy sources regulated together, with more efficient buildings having smaller reduction requirements;
  4. Several different ways to comply with the new standards, such as green power purchase and efficiency credit trading;
  5. A serious investment in financially assisting building owners to comply with the new standards

Download the Blueprint for Efficiency

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