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Constructing a Greener New York, Building by Building:  Intro 1253 will create or sustain more than 23,627 jobs per year as NYC’s large buildings reduce their emissions.


The New York City Council is considering vital legislation, Introduction 1253, to transform the built environment and grow the energy efficiency industry in New York City by requiring existing large buildings to dramatically reduce their pollution, specifically greenhouse gases, over the next decades leading to 2050. Intro 1253’s mandate will provide a guaranteed 30 years’ worth of work in energy efficiency, creating thousands of new jobs for workers and opportunities for emerging businesses in New York’s green economy.