Celebrate NYC: Building a Sustainable City
The exhibit, Celebrate NYC: Building a Sustainable City, is no longer on display. Celebrate NYC was open to the public from April 2018 through December 2019.
New York City was one of the first communities to think critically about the way our built environment contributes to climate change. Buildings are responsible for 70% of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions. The leadership of dedicated professionals has guided the way to reducing the environmental impact of our built environment, and has pushed New York City towards realizing its ambitious goal of reducing 80% of greenhouse gases by 2050.
Building Energy Exchange called for submissions from across our community, and compiled Celebrate NYC, a showcase of energy efficient building renovations and retrofits. This exhibit features upgrades and improvement of existing buildings of all different sizes and purposes throughout New York City, such as lighting, controls, HVAC, envelope, and domestic hot water.
Building types throughout New York City are represented, including market rate and affordable residential buildings, commercial properties, as well as public spaces such as The Met and Javits Center.
Each project in the exhibit shows the work of a diverse set of professionals, and the support of multiple organizations and government agencies. Each individual contribution to reducing the City’s impact on the environment contributes to the collective goal of 80×50, and unites the city towards progress.
We hope this exhibit shines light on these achievements and supports and inspires continued commitment to a sustainable future for all New Yorkers.
The exhibit, made possible by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, has been adapted for online use. To see the projects, click below: