De Blasio to commit $1B into “greening” buildings

The city will also put pressure on private landlords to make environmentally conscious updates

Mayor de Blasio
Mayor de Blasio

Mayor de Blasio has announced plans to commit at least $1 billion over the next decade to “greening” city-owned buildings.

The city will also pressure private landlords to make similar energy-efficiency improvements, according to the New York Post.

The mayor will announce the initiative, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, before the start of the UN Climate Summit on Tuesday.

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The mayor’s goal is to cut building emissions by 80 percent, similar to the targets set for developed countries by the United Nations, according to the Post.

Currently buildings are responsible for 75 percent of the city’s greenhouse emissions.

However, as of yet the details of the proposal for city landlords have not been provided. [NYP] — Christopher Cameron