Chicago is well on its way to achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050. A panel at this year’s Chicago Build Expo will examine how making older buildings more energy efficient can significantly advance this effort. (Learn more about the Build Chicago 2022 session.)
Across the nation, state and local governments are implementing green building codes to decrease the built environment’s impact on climate change.
ESD Operations Director for the New York Office Ryann Menges highlights a number of these initiatives in her article, “Code Green from Coast to Coast,” published in Buildings magazine. Her review of so-called “green building” strategies stretches from New York to California. These new building codes look to address indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, conservation of resources, renewables, and more.
Codes include Local Law 97 in New York City which requires existing buildings over 25,000 square feet to follow new energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions limits by 2024. It also looks at the first major building code revision in Chicago in 70 years as well as San Francisco’s CALGreen and San Francisco Green Building Code (SFGBC) regulations.
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For more information on planning for net zero and energy efficiency, contact our Energy+Eco team.