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NYS All-Electric New Construction
On May 2, New York became the first state in the nation to require all-electric new construction. Included in the long-awaited $229 billion state budget, the legislation builds on New York City’s groundbreaking Local Law 154 of 2021—which Urban Green helped shape—with some key variations. Read more about this major climate victory here.
On April 20, Mayor Eric Adams and the NYC Office of Climate and Environmental Justice announced the release of NYC’s new sustainability plan, PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done. The plan outlines 32 initiatives focused on three main areas: protection from climate threats, improving quality of life, and building the green economic engine. We’re proud to support the Mayor and MOCEJ on the new plan, which will deliver a healthy, equitable and resilient future for all New Yorkers.
City of Yes for Carbon Neutrality
On March 30, we convened experts to provide input to the NYC Department of City Planning on their upcoming citywide zoning text amendment that aims to accelerate decarbonization. The proposals, known as City of Yes for Carbon Neutrality, include recommendations from Urban Green’s 2018 Zone Greener report and entered public review in April.
The proposed changes in the amendment are critical because they will update NYC’s zoning regulations to make our world-leading efforts to prepare for climate change easier and ensure that zoning does not stand in the way of climate progress. Read our letter of support with AIA New York and the New York League of Conservation Voters here.
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