On April 6, join us for our first virtual member reception of 2021! Connect with friends in the green building community, meet new colleagues through speed networking sessions, win raffle prizes and hear from Urban Green CEO John Mandyck about what we have planned for 2021. It's an evening you won't want to miss!
On March 23, Urban Green CEO John Mandyck will be joined by ACEEE Executive Director Steve Nadel to discuss how federal policy surrounding efficiency and sustainability could be affected by political shifts in Washington, D.C.
Urban Green joined eight other organizations to propose that NYC explore the creation of a new fund to support energy efficiency and electrification in affordable housing. The fund would be structured as a new compliance option for LL97, with diverse stakeholder input to shape the details.
The call for city-led action was issued as a better path forward than a current proposal in the Governor’s budget to qualify renewable energy credits from existing, primarily upstate generators for LL97, which provide no new environmental or local benefit and could disincentivize energy efficiency. Urban Green joined several organizations to oppose that approach.
Last week, NYC finalized a rule to designate priority districts to receive an enhanced tax abatement of $15 per square foot for installing green roofs. Green roofs reduce the Urban Heat Island effect, lower energy bills and carbon emissions and improve health.
The tax abatement will help support buildings that comply with NYCs sustainable roof laws. Districts were chosen based on neighborhood heat vulnerability characteristics.
In a single year, our country generates 548 million tons of construction and demolition debris—only 38 percent of which gets diverted from landfill. On March 22, join the AIANY Committee on the Environment and Danish Cleantech Hub to learn how design teams, municipalities and reuse organizations can activate building reuse to reduce waste and carbon impact, creating a circular built environment.
We have less than a decade to reverse current greenhouse gas emissions trends to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change. Hosted by the Connecticut Green Building Council, NESSBE 2021 will explore the means and solutions for meeting this challenge in the built environment, while improving the quality of life for residents and lifting up our most vulnerable communities.