Tuesday May 25th, 2021
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Full video from 5/25/21 event, "Climate Mobilization Act Series: Green Roofs as Equity Infrastructure."

Join us for a presentation and discussion of green roofs, from installation requirements for new and major-renovation buildings to tax incentives and benefits.

Green roofs are a recognized tool for improving the environment and health in cities, addressing heat vulnerability & urban heat island effect, and increasing the resiliency and longevity of our buildings. In addition to green roof requirements under Local Law 92 and Local Law 94, tax abatement incentives are available and have recently been enhanced for certain prioritized districts. Green roofs installed in these priority districts will be eligible for a $15 per square foot property tax abatement – nearly triple the base abatement. Our speakers will describe the benefits of installing green roofs, showcase examples of notable and successful green roof installations, and provide an overview of relevant policy requirements and incentive programs.

Our CMA series is made possible through the generous support of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Opening Remarks
J. Phillip Thompson, NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives

Steven Peck, Founder & President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Inger Staggs Yancey, Founder & President, Brooklyn Greenroof LLC
Nate Kimball, Assistant Deputy Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability
Lauren Smalls-Mantey, MS, PhD, Environmental Systems Analyst, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


For more information about the benefits of green roofs and recently enhanced tax incentives for green roof installation in NYC priority districts, read “Green Roof Incentives Triple in New Priority Zones” by Inger Staggs Yancey, AIA, LEED AP, GRP, Brooklyn Greenroof, LLC.

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