State to Developers: Mind Climate Change!

As environmental advocates and climate change wonks are often quick to note, the vast majority of carbon dioxide emissions created in New York City do not come from cars, trucks or buses. Rather, some 77 percent of the city’s carbon emissions comes from its buildings, in the form of the energy spent to keep them cool, warm and electrified, releasing an estimated 47 million metric tons annually into the air.

Now, as “green...

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