December 22, 2009

NYC passes green buildings plan


As I am currently writing my article on sustainable buildings and construction, I came across this news about the City Council of New York recently passing four legislation under the six-point Greener, Greater Buildings plan that will reduce emissions from large existing buildings in the city.

The legislation include the following:
  • New York City Energy Code Bill that will require all buildings being renovated to comply with the standard energy code International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • Benchmarking Bill that will require a benchmarking standard evaluating a building’s energy efficiency for all private buildings greater than 50,000 sq.ft. or public buildings greater than 10,000 sq.ft.

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