N.Y. City's 111 ways to green its commercial building codes
Report from NYC Green Codes Task Force, which is led by Urban Green Council, outlines energy saving measures for commercial buildings
The NYC Green Codes Task Force released a report containing 111 recommendations to improve NY City building codes, as well as codes for zoning, health, consumer affairs, and environmental protection.
According to Urban Green Council, the task force was convened by Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Quinn in July, 2008. Led by Urban Green Council, the task force "was charged with recommending green changes to the laws and regulations affecting buildings in New York, bringing them to the next level. The 111 recommendations largely impact new construction and renovations."
Some measures include removing impediments to green practices, such as zoning restrictions for many of them removing current impediments to green practices, such as modernizing boiler regulations and eliminating zoning restrictions for renewable energy.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey