New York City, New York – From high-rise residential building to the iconic Empire State Building, any structures over 25,000 sq ft may face massive fines if they do not adopt a greener structure. The result of the city’s latest green building ordinance by 2030 is comparable to that of taking out over a million vehicles off the streets of New York.
The Climate Mobilization Act, which is a set of resolutions and laws specially created to improve New York city’s energy efficiency drastically, was approved last April 22 preceding Earth Day. The historic bill will transform the city literally green. What will see in the years to come is a Big Apple with a skyline abound with plants, wind turbines, and solar panels, instead of its trademark glass-dominated one.
The so-called “New Green Deal” aims to reduce as much as 40% of GHG emissions by 2030 and more than 80% by 2050 in New York. The focus of the legislation is the structures in the city with green roofs being pushed in the spotlight.