Urban Green started in the late 1990s as an informal group of design and real estate professionals who cared about green building, amplifying LEED and the threat of climate change. The all-volunteer group officially incorporated in 2002 and added paid staff in 2007, allowing for greater reach and impact. 20 Years of Urban Green: Building on Successes shows some of our most impactful achievements and initiatives.
Urban Green Council’s new report, Grid Ready, describes the processes and technologies that deliver power to New York City, examines how heat pumps will change power demand in buildings and shows how electrification can be rolled out to carefully manage increasing demand.
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.