We drive innovative policy

Urban Green has been a driving force behind New York’s green building policy for over a decade.

We drive innovative policy

Our policy work drives green building progress in New York City and State. Bringing together a deep understanding of building energy and carbon performance, our efforts have helped transform NYC’s building policies to be among the most efficient and resilient in the nation.

Our policy recommendations are grounded in data and informed by engagement with a variety of stakeholders, including building owners and operators, designers and engineers, energy management experts, environmental justice leaders, advocacy organizations, elected officials, and administrative agencies.

Below, you can explore how our policy work has transformed New York.

Since 2010,


We’ve shaped 90+ laws and regulations


We’ve convened 450+ groups to inform policy

Upcoming events


GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials

February 28, 2024

Learn more about reducing energy while improving tenant comfort and health as a building professional in this 3-day online training.

Crushing the Code NYS: Demonstrate Compliance [FULL]

February 28, 2024

In this 2-hour, online training, students will learn how to properly prove that their project complies with the 2020 ECCCNYS.