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New Study Shows NYC Could Cut an Astounding 90% of Emissions by 2050

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On February 20, 2013 @ 4:00 pm In Architecture,New York City,Sustainable Building,Urban design | No Comments

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New York City [2] has been working diligently towards its planNYC goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2030 [3]. But that number is not nearly enough according to recent studies that show that countries need to reduce emissions by 80% in order to combat global warming effectively. According to “90 by 50 [1]”, New York has a shot at reducing its carbon footprint by a whopping 90% largely by focusing on their biggest polluter – building energy consumption [4].

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[2] New York City: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/

[3] planNYC goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2030: http://inhabitat.com/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-cuts-back-on-greener-greater-buildings-plan/

[4] building energy consumption: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-report-shows-that-nycs-biggest-buildings-are-the-key-to-solving-its-biggest-greenhouse-gas-issues/

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