Going green with building certifications like LEED, WELL, and Energy Star can be a significant step towards reaching net zero carbon emission goals, but ESD, now Stantec Energy Engineer Matthew Zweibruck says don’t stop there. (Learn more about the FacilitiesNet summit.)
ESD Operations Director for the New York Office Ryann Menges says new green building strategies and regulations going into effect across the nation will require an increased level of collaboration and cooperation between building owners and tenants.
Menges says cities like New York are instituting tougher decarbonization guidelines that are likely to cost owners and occupants time and money. She made her remarks during a recent CoreNet Global podcast, “What’s Next?”
Menges says new codes like New York’s Local Law 97 are gearing up now to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030. Carbon emission measurements will begin next year, and fines will begin to be handed out in 2025 to building owners failing to meet the stringent carbon caps.
Menges says building owners are already placing provisions into leases to address these potential fines.
According to Menges, the trend toward stricter, more environmentally aware building codes has been spreading across the United States with big cities like New York, Denver, and San Francisco leading the way.
Ryann Menges freely shares her knowledge with other industry professionals to further ESD’s mission to improve society through the built environment.
For more information on planning for net zero and energy efficiency, contact our Energy+Eco team.