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The UN projects developed countries must reduce GHG emissions by 80% by 2050 to avert the worst effects of climate change. • 

Mayor de Blasio committed to reducing citywide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% from 2005 levels by 2050 (“80x50”)

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The City will invest in renewable sources and energy efficiency on a long-term path away from fossil fuels.

Reductions achieved by 2012

Pathways for Reductions in Citywide Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is the most significant opportunity to reduce NYC’s emissions…

New York City 2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector

•  Almost 75% of NYC’s GHG emissions come from the energy used in buildings •  80% of the buildings that are here today will still be here in 2050

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NYC has realized significant reductions in emissions, but achieving the next set of reductions will be more difficult than the first. •  New Yorkers reduced citywide GHG emissions by 19% since 2005 by 2013. •  More than 80% of the achieved reductions were due to improvements to utility operations, including fuel switching from coal and oil to natural gas. •  The next set of reductions must come from improving the energy efficiency of NYC’s one million buildings. NYC’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drivers of Change, 2005-2013

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One City: Built to Last is a comprehensive plan to reduce the energy used in buildings to put NYC a pathway to 80 by 50. Interim goals for our buildings: •  All buildings: 30% reduction in GHG emissions from 2005 levels by 2025 •  City government will lead by example: 35% reduction in GHG emissions by 2025 Pathways for Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings

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We will create a thriving market for renewables & energy efficiency by increasing the demand for efficiency upgrades… §  Launch an Energy and Water Retrofit Accelerator •  Data-driven outreach and assistance program to help 20,000 buildings undertake retrofits over 10 years

940,000

MtCO2e reduced

$360 million Annual cost-savings

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•  Focus on affordable rate multifamily buildings

Jobs created

§  Engage communities in creating energy efficient and resilient neighborhoods •  Grassroots approach to facilitate upgrades, focusing on communities with overlapping affordability and grid reliability concerns

9,000

MtCO2e reduced

$5 million

Annual cost-savings

50 Jobs created

510,000

§  Expand the NYC Carbon Challenge

MtCO2e reduced

•  Partner with leaders in the private and institutional sectors who are committed to achieving deep GHG reductions

$290 million Annual cost-savings

540 Jobs created

§  Collaborate with utilities to promote energy efficiency •  Improve customer access to data, manage citywide energy use, and address peak load reductions One City: Built to Last Transforming NYC’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future

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…Expanding access to information necessary for building owners to make decisions about efficiency investments…. §  Expand energy use benchmarking to mid-sized buildings •  Allows building decision-makers to track their energy and water performance and establish a baseline for improvements •  Legislation will lower the cutoff from 50,000 to 25,000 square feet

§  Require energy assessments and retro-commissioning for mid-sized buildings •  Energy assessments or “audits” provide detailed information about energy efficiency opportunities •  Retro-commissioning requires adjustments to systems and equipment to ensure optimal performance

§  Require lighting and sub-metering upgrades in mid-sized commercial buildings

16,800

More buildings required to benchmark, making up

400,000

Square feet of space

210,000

MtCO2e reduced

$75 million Annual cost-savings

80 Jobs created

60,000

MtCO2e reduced

$35 million Annual cost-savings

•  Upgrading lighting systems is cost-effective •  Sub-metering ensure commercial tenants pay only for the energy they use

40 Jobs created

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…Improving access to energy efficiency and clean energy financing…. §  Provide financing options through the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) •  NYCEEC offers financing options including green mortgages, energy services agreements, and direct lending

§  Improve energy and water efficiency in affordable housing •  Require a “green” capital needs assessment for all moderate rehabilitation projects financed by the City •  Fund efficiency improvements in exchange for entering into an affordability agreement with the City

Franklin Plaza received $4.5 million in financing for energy efficiency upgrades from NYCEEC and is now saving more than $800,000 in lower energy costs.

§  Coordinate with the State to streamline financing and incentive programs •  Work to deploy $250 million in unspent financial incentives for energy efficiency in NYC •  Ensure NY Green Bank focuses on affordable housing One City: Built to Last Transforming NYC’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future

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We will create world class green building and energy codes... §  Raise the standards for our building and energy codes §  § 

Continue to revise the Energy Conservation Code on a three-year basis Enact the remaining Green Codes with significant GHG reduction potential

650,000

MtCO2e reduced

$270 million Annual cost-savings

240 Jobs created

§  Enhance Energy Code enforcement § 

Compliance deficiencies have been identified at 20% of project sites for new construction

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Nearly every renovation project that has been audited has been out of compliance to date

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including Carbon Net Zero and Passive House as guidance ‌

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The promise of these standards are beginning to emerge in NYC‌

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The challenge is to bring these retrofits to scale in existing buildings.

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The challenge is to bring these retrofits to scale in existing buildings.

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The challenge is to bring these retrofits to scale in existing buildings.

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One City: Built to Last is a comprehensive plan to reduce the energy used in buildings to put NYC a pathway to 80 by 50.

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One City: Built to Last is a comprehensive plan to reduce the energy used in buildings to put NYC a pathway to 80 by 50. Interim goals for our buildings: •  All buildings: 30% reduction in GHG emissions from 2005 levels by 2025 •  City government will lead by example: 35% reduction in GHG emissions by 2025 Pathways for Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings

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One City: Built to Last Presentation  
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One City: Built to Last Presentation by John Lee of NYC Mayor's Office, Facades+ Conference NYC 2015