In the fall of 2013, New York City is launching a new Mayor’s Carbon Challenge for multifamily buildings, engaging with some of the leading property management firms and private building owners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from these large residential buildings. You are no doubt aware of the Mayor’s ambitious goal to reduce citywide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30 percent by the year 2030.  The concept is now being expanded with The Mayor’s Carbon Challenge which works by inspiring a high-level commitment to reducing energy use and emissions within organizations, creating a platform for the exchange of information and ideas, and providing simple tools to track and measure progress along the way. By the end of the program, participants already enrolled are expected to reduce citywide emissions by more than 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year and collectively save over $100 million in reduced energy costs annually.

The plan (which currently includes hospitals, universities, etc.) is to embrace individual buildings and groups of buildings through the cooperation and support of building managers and co-op and condo Boards of Directors.

You may be interested in the program and in improving the “greening” of your building(s) and of our neighborhood.  Or you may simply want to “stay in the know” about what’s happening around town.

An eye-catching, informative presentation about the program can be found here:  Mayor’s Carbon Challenge Presentation

Specific information about The Mayor’s Carbon Challenge in multifamily dwellings and in coo-ops and condos may be found here:

Multifamily Challenge Program Design

Challenge Program Design for Co-Ops and Condos