Achieving 80×50: Reducing Energy Use, Creating Jobs, and Phasing Out Carbon Emissions in New York City’s Buildings

Carbon, Cities, Existing Buildings

In September 2014, Mayor de Blasio committed New York City, New York to a long-term 80 percent greenhouse gas emissions reduction by the year 2050. The Achieving 80×50 plan is a proposed roadmap for achieving this goal though phase-in changes to the city’s Energy Conservation Code. These changes are projected to create jobs and increase tax revenue along with hitting emissions reduction targets.

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