Climate crises across the country—record heat waves, wildfires and flooding—have pushed climate to the forefront of corporate agendas. At the same time, companies are being held accountable for their actions to fix systemic racism at the community level.
In tightly-packed places like New York City, home to more than 6,000 high-rises, many of the effects of urban canyons and urban heat are unavoidable, said John Mandyck, CEO of Urban Green Council in New York City.
“Every IPCC report is a call to action,” said John Mandyck, CEO of Urban Green Council, a New York-based nonprofit that advocates for sustainable buildings. “What makes this one different is the sobering nature.”
Some New York City skyscrapers are lowering carbon emissions while saving money in the process. One Court Square is among the city’s first to get its cooling and energy systems retooled to be more energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
There are several ways that developers and agencies in charge of public housing could improve apartments and make life better for city dwellers over the next decade. Here's a look at five of the most important.