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New York City Votes to Expand Landmark Building Emissions Law

Aug. 26, 2021, 7:39 PM

New York’s City Council on Thursday approved a bill to include public housing in the city’s landmark buildings emissions law.

The bill, introduced by Council Member Helen Rosenthal (D), would create an enforcement mechanism to make sure city-owned buildings are complying with the standards of New York’s clean buildings law. Mayor Bill DeBlasio (D) is widely expected to sign it.

  • New York City and its related authorities own or lease more than 17,000 properties. The city also owns 326 public housing developments that house more than 400,000 residents.
  • The clean buildings law, Local Law 97, requires buildings larger than ...

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