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Existing / Planned Regulations & Roadmaps

Local Law 32, 2018, requires that all new buildings and substantial renovations be built to a stretch energy code, a minimum 20% improvement over base code in 2019 and in 2022
NYC’s public buildings required by local law 31 (LL31) to be designed to achieve 50% improvement in energy performance over the baseline
NYC is committed through its 1.5 Climate Action Plan, completed in 2017, to legislate aggressive energy and GHG performance mandates for existing buildings, to require significant GHG reductions in the short term and aims to establish net zero carbon requirements for all buildings by 2050
A roadmap to reach net zero carbon for all buildings by 2050 will be established via legislation
Leading the development of a Carbon Neutrality Protocol for cities, in partnership with C40 and other global cities
Dramatically expand support programs for existing buildings: Retrofit Accelerate, High Performance Retrofit Track, Community Retrofit, and Benchmarking Help Center programs
Launch a new supportive program, under a new umbrella Building Energy Efficiency Program, to develop the market for new very low energy and carbon construction

Further information

Local Law 32, 2018
1.5 Climate Action Plan