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August 8, 2013 | Posted by Ryan Issa 8/8/2013 | Permalink
    On June 11, 2013, as part of what Mayor Bloomberg called “the most ambitious sustainability program any city has ever undertaken,” the New York City Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency released a report entitled, “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” that details steps for the City to prepare and adapt for climate change after Hurricane Sandy. The report is wide-ranging and proposes measures spanning topics such as climate analysis, citywide infrastructure, the built environment, economic recovery, community preparedness, environmental protection and remediation, and specific community rebuilding plans. read more
April 25, 2011 | Posted by Daggan, Clinton | Permalink

GreenEsq. is featuring an ongoing series of posts in an effort to track the progress of the NYC Green Codes Task Force’s proposals and any resulting local laws that are relevant to building owners and tenants in New York City.  This post summarizes the NYC Green Codes Task Force proposals and Local Laws enacted for the Energy Fundamentals category.

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April 21, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca L. Cossin | Permalink

GreenEsq. is featuring an ongoing series of posts in an effort to track the progress of the NYC Green Codes Task Force’s proposals and any resulting local laws that are relevant to building owners and tenants in New York City.  This post summarizes the NYC Green Codes Task Force proposals and Local Laws enacted for the "Overarching Issues" category.  Recently two of these three proposals became Local Laws.

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April 18, 2011 | Posted by Larsen, Elizabeth | Permalink

GreenEsq. is featuring an ongoing series of posts in an effort to track the progress of the NYC Green Codes Task Force’s proposals and any resulting local laws that are relevant to building owners and tenants in New York City.  This post summarizes the NYC Green Codes Task Force proposals and Local Laws enacted for the Energy Efficiency category.

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April 15, 2011 | Posted by Winefsky, Josh | Permalink

GreenEsq. is featuring an ongoing series of posts in an effort to track the progress of the NYC Green Codes Task Force’s proposals and any resulting local laws that are relevant to building owners and tenants in New York City.  This post summarizes the NYC Green Codes Task Force proposals and Local Laws enacted for the Water Efficiency category.

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April 13, 2011 | Posted by Swidler, Pamela | Permalink

GreenEsq. is featuring an ongoing series of posts in an effort to track the progress of the NYC Green Codes Task Force’s proposals and any resulting local laws that are relevant to building owners and tenants in New York City.  This post summarizes the NYC Green Codes Task Force proposals and Local Laws enacted for the Health & Toxicity category.

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April 13, 2011 | Posted by Hindriks, Inge | Permalink

New York City has recently passed a spate of local laws aimed at “greening” the City’s buildings.  These laws, which impose mandatory baseline requirements, stand to function as a significant accompaniment to voluntary programs such as LEED in making progress toward reducing the City’s carbon footprint.  Based on 111 recommendations released on February 1, 2010 by the NYC Green Codes Task Force – an initiative led by the Urban Green Council, the New York Chapter of the US Green Building Council and originally called for by Mayor Bloomberg in response to PlaNYC – the New York City Council has enacted numerous local laws affecting new as well as existing buildings.  GreenEsq. is featuring an ongoing series of posts in an effort to track the progress of the Green Codes Task Force’s proposals and any resulting local laws and note how these laws impact building owners and tenants in New York City.

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March 29, 2011 | Posted by Winefsky, Josh | Permalink

In December of 2009, as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, the New York City Council enacted Local Law 84, which requires owners of certain covered buildings to benchmark energy and water use (the scope and process of this requirement are described in this post).  The inaugural benchmarking due date was intended to be May 1, 2011.  However, on March 21, 2011 the City’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability announced that “for at least three months after May 1, 2011, no penalty will be assessed due to failure to comply with the benchmarking requirements of Local Law 84.”  Thus, the deadline for compliance has effectively been extended until August 1, 2011 to allow owners of covered buildings additional time to get acquainted with the benchmarking procedure.

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