Buildings, Infrastructure and Land - NYC Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice
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Buildings, Infrastructure and Land

Meeting our climate goals requires us to collectively reduce our energy use in homes and businesses by modernizing buildings, investing in green infrastructure, and protecting our open space. It also requires us to prepare our buildings for greater risks of flooding and heat, by investing in climate resilient retrofits.

NYC has over one million buildings, ranging from single family homes and apartment buildings to industrial warehouses and commercial skyscrapers. These buildings release approximately two thirds of NYC’s total GHG emissions, making energy efficiency initiatives in buildings a key component of NYC’s path toward carbon neutrality. NYC’s buildings are also impacted by flooding and heat risks.

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When we bring our voices, our action, and our advocacy to our schools, our homes, and our workplaces, we can create a more sustainable and resilient future for the 8.3 million people who call our five boroughs home.

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