Former President Clinton, Gov. Hochul, city officials announce green initiative ahead of Earth Day
Gov. Kathy Hochul, Mayor Eric Adams and former President Bill Clinton joined various city and state agencies today to announce the Empire Building Playbook.
The Empire Building Playbook is an online tool for building owners that outlines the step-by-step process for existing commercial buildings to reduce energy consumption.
"Through public-private partnerships like the Empire Building Challenge, we are reducing New York's reliance on fossil fuels by introducing low-carbon solutions that will advance our state's nation-leading climate agenda," Hochul said. "The Empire Building Playbook will be a critical tool to combat climate change and reduce harmful emissions across our state, all while moving forward with the green economy, creating clean energy job opportunities, and making the most iconic buildings in the New York skyline more sustainable."
Officials say the goal is to reduce the state's carbon footprint by 80% by 2030.