Two New Shades of Green

Almost two years ago, Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn asked the Urban Green Council to create a task force to investigate bringing NYC codes to a higher and greener level. Comprised of more than 200 members including government officials, industry advisors, and sustainability experts, the Green Codes Task Force recently unveiled 111 proposals, many of them low-cost, including new rules for the insulation of all-glass high rises and storefront lighting regulations. To download the proposal in its entirety, click here.

Another new entity that seeks to shape NYC sustainability policies is Green Light New York. This non-profit is dedicated to providing the city’s design, construction, and real estate communities with training and resources on energy efficient lighting technologies. They are seeking input from those willing to take a 12-question survey.