On May 23, 2019 — FirstService Residential New York and FirstService Energy hosted our annual Sustainability Expo. This year, the event focused on the recently introduced legislation entitled the ‘Climate Mobilization Act,”, a groundbreaking package of laws impacting New York City’s buildings. All buildings 25,000 sq. ft. and larger must comply with this ambitious act by reducing their building emissions by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. This is one of the most progressive undertakings by a city to combat the effects of climate change, and chances are, this act will affect your building.
Unlike many other urban areas of the country where transportation is the cause of most greenhouse gas emissions, in NYC, buildings are the largest contributor. As the leading property management company in NYC, we have a moral obligation to assist and educate our stakeholders about the new law and their building’s contribution to the current 70% of GHG emissions as we begin to prepare them for compliance with the Climate Mobilization Act.