The New York Times reported on Sunday that New York City is planning a “sweeping effort to reduce its environmental impact” by “overhaul[ing] the energy-efficiency standards of all its public buildings and to pressure private landlords to make similar improvements.”
As the Times noted, Rob Speyer praised the city’s plan:
Though some landlords seem likely to resist the changes without legal prodding, the city’s push earned praise from the leader of the powerful Real Estate Board of New York. Rob Speyer, the board’s chairman, said in a statement that the mayor’s goals of increased energy efficiency and reduced emissions would “help solidify New York’s standing as the world’s model of sustainability.”
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