Considering that 70% of New York City’s carbon emissions originate from construction and buildings, there are clearly opportunities to make the built environment more sustainable. Some efforts are already in the works, such as the Mayor's 80x50 initiative, which seeks to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, and the Zero Waste initiative, which aims to eliminate waste to landfills by 2030. Meanwhile, the City Council has pursued numerous bills, including one requiring posting of energy grades on buildings, and another which would penalize buildings which exceed energy and fossil fuel targets. Representatives from the City will discuss existing and proposed policies during this session.
New York, NY
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1)Participants will learn about existing and proposed policies related to carbon pollution reduction from public officials and New York City agency representatives.
2)Attendees will learn about innovative best practices and initiatives geared towards carbon neutral design in New York City.
3)Professional practitioners will learn how to apply current standards and practices in their projects.
Costa Constantinides, Rebekah Morris
New York Chapter of ASLA