Gallery: NYC Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Back on Greener Greater Buildings Pla...


Last Friday, NYC Mayor Bloomberg announced that he would be dropping a measure that was a part of the ambitious Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP) which called for buildings over 50,000 square feet to undergo audits to determine what renovations would be required to make them more energy efficient. When announced earlier this year, the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan would be the first to require existing, not just new, buildings to meet energy efficiency standards. The changes made on Friday would mean that building owners are only expected to voluntarily participate in audits, which is certainly saddening and disappointing to us here at Inhabitat.

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  1. Charlie.M December 9, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    The NYT’s article stated, “The mayor wants to go forward with the proposal to require energy audits, but now is leaving it up to the building owners whether to undertake the changes called for by those audits. ” This really referring the ECMs discovered during the audit with an ROI of 7 years or less.

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