To be on a pathway to 80 by 50, we will need to reduce GHG emissions from the energy used to heat, cool, and power our buildings by 30 percent over the next decade. City government can lead the way, and will commit to achieving a 35 percent reduction in emission in the next ten years.
To achieve these goals, by 2025 we will:
These goals set a high bar for what we will expect from our buildings in the future. Ambitious as they are, however, they are also designed to be flexible. To rise to this challenge, ensure our measures are technically sound, and to determine the ideal process of implementation, we will work closely with New York City's world-class real estate industry, architects, engineers, labor unions, and academics. Then City will convene a task force to conduct a robust technical analysis that will be used to create programs, policies, and regulations that transition our buildings to a low-carbon future.