New York legislation would require energy audits, upgrades

04/23/2009 | Crain's New York Business

Proposed laws and policy directives unveiled this week by local leaders in New York City would require building owners to improve energy efficiency. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the package of four bills along with two mayoral programs would cut annual energy costs by $750 million and the city's carbon footprint by 5%. The legislation would require energy audits every 10 years for some buildings as well as energy-efficiency upgrades each time a building is renovated.

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