A major component of the Mayor’s One City Built to Last plan is retrofitting every public building in the next 10 years for emissions reductions. According to the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, nearly three-quarters of the city’s emissions come from energy used to hear, cool, and power buildings. There are financial incentives and support available to owners via the city’s new Building Energy Exchange where teams of real estate and construction experts are available for guidance, particularly for small and mid-sized owners who may have less liquidity and no in-house sustainability team, said Amy Spitalnick, a spokeswoman for the Mayor.

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