Guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Mayor of City of New York (the City) Bill de Blasio committed to reducing its GHG emissions 80% by 2050, compared to 2005 levels (80 x 50).
Achieving the City’s climate objectives is no easy task and will require active participation by New Yorkers to transform the buildings we live in, the places we work, the ways we travel, and the goods we consume. Because buildings account for nearly three-quarters of the city’s emissions, the Mayor has drawn up One City: Built to Last.
The plan is a comprehensive, 10-year roadmap to improve the energy efficiency of the City’s buildings, and sets an ambitious goal to reduce the city’s building-based emissions 30% by 2025 as a staging post to the 2050 target.
In alignment with the OneNYC plan and the 80×50 report, USL works to minimize NYC’s contributions to climate change from the building sector which makes up nearly 70% of NYC’s carbon footprint.
By tackling the challenges posed by climate change with innovation, creativity, and inclusivity, we are not only improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers in the built environment but also protecting our planet at the same time.
USL works with its clients to develop and implement a holistic and proactive compliance strategy for NYC buildings by helping them identify energy efficiencies, compliance deadlines and best practices.