C40 Highlights Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency in NY
9 May 2012: The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) has announced the establishment of the PlaNYC Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency (GBEE) website, which provides information on New York City's (NYC) initiatives on green buildings and energy efficiency.
The GBEE website aggregates relevant information from various NYC agencies. The website links related projects from different agencies together on one page, and offers information on the greening of the City's codes and regulations, federal and State funding programs, the greening of public buildings, additional green building resources, and the history of NYC's leadership in green residential high-rise and green skyscrapers. The website is created by the NYC Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. Similar initiatives are being established in other cities, such as Philadelphia.
The C40 is a worldwide network of cities, which aims to implement climate-related activities at the local level in order to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in large cities worldwide. The C40 was established in 2005 and formed a partnership with the Cities Program of the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) in 2006. [C40 Blog] [GBEE website]