In an effort to spread awareness on energy efficiency within the residential and commercial development community, New York City is sponsoring training for landlords and building managers to learn how to go green. Starting in April, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is working with the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the Building Owners and Managers Association of New York and the Urban Green Council to initiate a new program for building managers, superintendents, operators and engineers. “Energy efficiency and conservation are more important today than ever before. That’s why ensuring that all of our building systems run at peak performance is critical,” said REBNY President John H. Banks, III. “Our most powerful ally in the journey towards achieving the most energy efficient city possible is education, and Sustainability Boot Camp will focus on improving a highly knowledgeable and well-trained workforce.” When is it and what will happen? Sustainabil...
- The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Real Estate Board of New York, Building Owners and Managers Association of New York and Urban Green Council will host the bootcamp in April.
- The courses coincide with Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC plan to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.
- The Mayor's Office hopes the tools provided will promote One City: Built to Last -- the green building plan designed to reduce private sector building emissions by 30 percent by 2025.