Executive order 52 – STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY AGAINST ADDITION OF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT EXPANDS THE SUPPLY OF FOSSIL FUELS IN NEW YORK CITY

WHEREAS, we face a clear global climate emergency, caused primarily by the burning of fossil fuels; and WHEREAS, we all have a moral, economic, public health, and security imperative to act to protect our planet, fellow human beings, and future generations; and WHEREAS, we must act, and act together at every level, as individuals, as cities, and as a global community; and WHEREAS, climate action by cities can also address…


Green New Deal: Mayor de Blasio Announces New Energy Code excluding Section R408 Passive House

2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code holds new buildings to strict standards to implement Green New Deal & make New York Citythe global leader in sustainability New York–Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the passage of the 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code following today's successful vote in the New York City Council. This updated energy code provides a new benchmark of sustainability and energy efficiency for all construction in the five boroughs.…


Committee on Housing and Buildings voted to delete Section R408 Passive House

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020 the Committee on Housing and Buildings voted 8-0 to eliminate Section R408 Passive House [divider] [button link="https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4277797&GUID=52C734F2-A45B-477B-8209-1D7C6EED8E49&Options=ID|Text|&Search=Intro+1816" bg_color="#ef4731" border="#ef4731" window="yes"]Intro 1816-A[/button] [hr] The proposed bill eliminates the very critical Section R408 Passive House as an alternative compliance path of the NYStretch Energy Code-2020. NYPH does not support the deletion of Section R408 Passive House. [divider] [button link="https://www.nypassivehouse.org/why-it-is-important-to-include-section-r408-passive-house-into-the-new-york-city-energy-conservation-code-nycecc/" bg_color="#ef4731" border="#ef4731" window="yes"]Why Support Passive House[/button] [hr]


Virtually no other standard other than the Passive House Standard delivers low energy buildings that can meet our [80×50] goal

Green Light, The Rise of the Energy Efficient Building Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships Journal Series Kate Nason 2018 [hr] A Standard that Empowers the Profession The following is a non-exhaustive list of the benefits associated with utilising the Passive House Standard in projects: Practice what we preach: Empowers architects to fulfil their obligation in climate protection and allow us to practice what we preach. Verification tool: Testing of the as-built-quality…


The New York City Climate Mobilization Act (CMA) demands more in energy efficiency from buildings

The new legislation requires that any building 25,000 square feet or larger will need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 from a 2005 baseline, increasing to an 80 percent reduction requirement by 2050. By Todd Kimmel, NYPH Board Member and  Architectural Manager for ROCKWOOL   New York City gets to work as Climate Mobilization Act (CMA) passes New York City produces over 50 million tonnes…


New York State’s 80×50 Progress

NAPHN19, Policy Resource Guide, June 2019 Implementing High Performance Codes In 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo initiated Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), a comprehensive energy strategy for New York. The Governor has tasked the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to set a more restrictive local standard in New York State in order to make the Governor’s strategy for a clean, resilient, and more affordable energy system a…


New York City`s Green New Deal Announced

NEW YORK, April 22, 2019 — Mayor de Blasio today announced New York City's Green New Deal, a bold and audacious plan to attack global warming on all fronts. It is comprised of $14 billion in new and committed investments, legislation and concrete action at the City level that will ensure a nearly 30 percent additional reduction in emissions by 2030. The laws and investments of New York City's Green…


NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL PASSES LANDMARK BUILDING CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCTION BILL

New York, NY, April 18, 2019 -   The New York City Council has passed Intro. 1253-C, with the explicit goal of reducing building carbon emissions rates 80% by 2050.  The bill is aimed at buildings with 25,000 SF of floor area and larger, which represent a majority of greenhouse gas emissions produced by buildings in NYC. The bill, sponsored by Council Member Constantinides and co-sponsored by 30 other Council Members,…