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

Urban Green Council 2023 Conference

NYC Next: Trends for a Changing City

June 8, 2023

At our 2023 conference, we’re bringing together experts to explain three key trends that will shape the future of NYC.

COOKFOX Architects

Summer Member Reception

June 21, 2023

Join us on June 21 at our Summer Member Reception!

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