Cities across the country are investing in energy efficiency building projects that include new developments and retrofitting with upgrades. Research indicates these initiatives offer significant payouts in the long term at minimal costs in the short term. To further accelerate the implementation of green building standards to improve energy efficiency, many municipalities are launching programs and policies with smart energy use in mind. In New York City, the Building Energy Exchange plays an active role to help reduce NYC’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 through increased efficiency standards and extensive outreach to assist building owners in making changes.
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