Mayor de Blasio: NYC Will be First City to Mandate that Existing Buildings Dramatically Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mandates on NYC’s 14,500 least efficient buildings to accelerate and deepen major efficiency upgrades; most ambitious program of its kind in the nation; financing to support retrofits, steep penalties for non-compliance; will spur 17,000 ‘green jobs’ NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced new mandates that will force building owners to make sharp reductions…