How do we build a future that is sustainable, equitable and healthy? The solution lies in recognizing that these three characteristics are fully intertwined; we can’t achieve one without the other two. Urban Green Council’s 2021 conference, Climate, Equity and Health: No More False Choices, took a critical look at the status quo that has often pitted these outcomes against each other rather than embrace all three.
Can a city of over eight million really switch to renewable power? Urban Green Council’s 2020 conference, Unlocking the Grid: Getting Renewables to NYC, explored just that. Aiming to bridge the divide between skepticism and aspiration, experts across four panels discussed the advancements and impediments to NYC’s renewable future.
New York City’s newly passed Local Law 97, the most ambitious climate legislation for buildings enacted by any city in the world, is poised to redefine the retrofit market.
Rebecca Elzinga recaps our 2018 Conference, Weathering the Storm: The Intersection of Reslience & Finance.
NYC buildings rely most heavily on fossil fuels for space heating and domestic hot water production. That means that by 2050 these two processes need to be radically reformed; our recent panel discussion focused on the possibilities for the latter.