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New York City cracks down on building efficiency with new energy code

from Smart Cities Dive

New York City will require all new and existing buildings to meet stricter energy efficiency requirements under a new energy code approved by the city council and passed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code is part of the city’s implementation of its Green New Deal. Under the new code, builders will have to "improve the building thermal envelope​" with better walls and windows to limit heat loss; better seal the envelope to control air leakage; and insulate balconies and parapets. Buildings will also have to meet tougher energy efficiency requirements for heating and cooling systems and lighting control. more


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