20 Feb '13, 1pm

Can Buildings & #Infrastructure Mitigate Climate Change? #sustainability #construction

The country’s largest city can feasibly reduce its carbon emissions 90 percent by 2050, according to a study released by Urban Green Council . President Obama stressed the importance of building efficiency in his State of the Union, announcing a goal to cut energy waste from homes and businesses in half over the next 20 years. The timely study, 90 By 50, finds that by updating and streamlining the city's buildings and infrastructure, New York City can meet that goal and more, reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to the levels identified by scientists as necessary to contain climate change. Issued in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and other unprecedented weather events that re-focused attention on building preparedness, 90 By 50 shows the dramatic role urban buildings can play in mitigating climate change. Buildings are New York City’s greatest contributor to carbon pollutio...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/94916-nyc-can-mitigate-cli...

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