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Governor Cuomo Announces $30 Million "Buildings of Excellence" Competition To Support NY’s Commitment to a Carbon-Free Economy

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 12, 2019 4:11:29 PM

Initiative Supports Governor's Nation-Leading Green New Deal Goal of Converting New York's Entire Building Stock to Be Carbon Neutral

Competition Will Foster Development of Replicable Design and Construction Methods, Advancing the Clean Energy Economy and Spurring Clean Energy Job Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the $30 million "Buildings of Excellence" Competition to advance the design, construction and operation of low- or zero-carbon emitting buildings that also provide comfortable, healthy and affordable living and working spaces. New Yorkers pay about $35 billion annually for electricity and heating fuels, and buildings account for 59 percent of statewide greenhouse gas emissions. The competition is part of Governor Cuomo's goal to transform New York's entire building stock as part of his nation-leading Green New Deal, a clean energy and jobs agenda that puts New York State on a path to a carbon-free economy. It also supports the State's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

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New Report Reveals ‘Perfect Storm’ of Trends Set to Impact the Future of U.S. Sustainability

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 27, 2019 12:05:48 PM

Non-profit, Forum for the Future, calls for greater collaboration among world leaders to fix issues that are threatening our future.

Entire systems change and fewer short-term solutions from U.S. and world leaders are urgently needed to address global challenges, reveals an annual report from leading international sustainability non-profit, Forum for the Future.

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2021 IBC Will Allow Steel Container Structures

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 27, 2019 8:38:25 AM

The ICC has approved addition of Chapter 31 to the Code, which includes standards for code officials.

As reported by FacilityExecutive.com:

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California City Plans New Building Codes, Programs to Curb Emissions

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 26, 2019 1:38:11 PM

San Luis Obispo is developing new building codes that are more strict than California's codes in a move to aid in reaching their 2035 target of net-zero greenhouse gases.

As reported in newtimesslo.com, SLO joins Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Palo Alto, and Fremont, in looking beyond state codes to achieve more ambitious climate goals.

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