The mayor will introduce a “retrofit accelerator” — a free one-stop shop for private landlords to help them refurbish buildings for energy efficiency, clean energy and water conservation. De Blasio’s stated goal is to cut building emissions by about one million metric tons through retrofits in roughly 1,000 buildings a year by 2025. If successful, the city says, the reductions will be the equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off the road and will save building owners $350 million a year in utility costs.

The Building Energy Exchange, a nonprofit group awarded a grant earlier this year, will act as a central hub for the accelerator. Executive director Richard Yancey said the program “will help owners, operators, and designers realize the cost-saving energy efficiency potential within their buildings.”

De Blasio program aims to cut a million tons of emissions from city buildings
Politico New York
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