Green Buildings

Green Jobs Act Promises One Million Building Retrofits in New York

The Green Jobs / Green New York Act (A8901 / S5888), which passed both the New York Assembly and Senate, could be a model for other states.  The legislation sets the goal of implementing energy efficient retrofits in one million buildings over the next five years and creating approximately 14,000 family-sustaining jobs.  Efficiency measures will help reduce pressures on the electrical grid and provide "environmental, public health, and economic benefits."