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INHABITAT:CodeGreen is often considered a pioneer in the LEED Existing Buildings game in NYC. What prompted you to focus on that area when so many others were still fixated on new buildings?

Stephen: New buildings get the headlines. But, the numbers speak for themselves. Buildings dominate NYC’s carbon footprint. Approximately 75% of NYC’s carbon emissions stem from energy used in buildings and today’s existing buildings will make up 85% of all real estate in 2030. You’re talking of tens of thousands of buildings that have never had basic energy audits or “tune ups”. The payback on improving these buildings is typically 2 to 3 years. Besides that, I think everyone at CodeGreen is a bit contrarian! You tell us there’s no solution to something or it's too tough to modify an existing building, and we’ll work and work to prove the naysayers wrong.

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  1. nicolapiro October 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Proseguire su questa via tenendo un occhio alla città.

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