New York City's 2020 Energy and Water Use Report by Urban Green presents a trend analysis of 10 years of benchmarked energy and emissions and assesses the progress NYC's benchmarked building stock has made towards citywide decarbonization goals and mandates.
Cleaning the grid will require dramatic changes to electricity generation, transmission and distribution to NYC buildings, all while maintaining grid reliability. Urban Green is working to bring this challenge front and center and has a range of go-to resources to help you understand our changing grid.
Carbon trading isn’t a new idea, but as a city-level policy tool to reduce emissions in buildings, it’s a revolutionary concept. With cities seeking to reduce building emissions, practical and innovative policies are needed to unlock cost-effective carbon savings.
New York State’s nation-leading climate targets require an unprecedented greening of the state’s electric grid over the next two decades. The grid is now more important than ever to buildings in NYC: the emissions caps in Local Law 97 will soon make building owners accountable for carbon emissions from electricity use.