NYC's Building Emissions Law: What You Need to Know

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.5
Approved for 1.5
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Free Admission
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Registration for this event is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome. 

On April 18, the New York City Council passed the most ambitious building emissions legislation enacted by any city in the world. The new law places buildings on a path to meet the city’s goal to reduce overall carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050. Buildings represent nearly 70 percent of those emissions.

This event will provide an overview of the law and the critical, unresolved policy issues. City agency, policy, labor, and building experts will explore the details of the legislation, including the key pieces left for rulemaking, why they are important, and how they might be addressed. Topics will include the advisory board, reduction metric, emissions coefficients, renewables offset, and carbon or efficiency trading.

For more information, visit our NYC Building Emissions Law webpage and stay involved in the coversation at our conference on June 18, Retrofitting to Scale.

32BJ members can register here

Lenore Friedlaender
Assistant to the President, 32BJ SEIU

Russell Unger, LEED AP
Chief Strategy Officer, Urban Green Council

Gina Bocra, AIA, LEED Fellow
Chief Sustainability Officer, New York City Department of Buildings

Daniel Egan
Senior Vice President of Energy & Sustainability, Vornado Realty Trust

Lindsay Robbins
Director of Strategic Alignment & Implementation, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Marc Zuluaga, PE
Managing Director, Multifamily Energy Services, Steven Winter Associates

Laurie Kerr, FAIA, LEED AP
President, LK Policy Lab



25 West 18th Street, 5th Floor Auditorium
New York, NY 10011