Retrofitting NYC buildings to clean the air and slow the rate of climate change

5 June 2019 | 5 June 2019

World Environment Day 2019

World Green Building Council



The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) is proud to participate in World Environment Day on 5 June 2019. World Environment Day 2019 will be hosted by China, with a theme of Air Pollution. Join us at 11 am on June 5 for a webinar on retrofitting New York City’s buildings to clean the air and slow the rate of climate change.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), buildings and buildings construction sectors contribute 36% of global final energy consumption and nearly 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions. Improving building efficiency and creating a sustainable built environment not only reduces CO2 emissions, but also mitigates emissions of short-lived climate pollutants including black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone and HFCs.

New York City is taking bold action through its OneNYC 2050 Plan to mitigate emissions from its staggering number of nearly 1 million buildings – with a focus on retrofitting existing buildings to make them more energy efficient and powering them with renewable energy.

Join the webinar to hear about action underway from the global to local scale, with insight from the World Green Building Council and Global Alliance for Building and Construction, and an overview from RESET with detailed case studies from enVerid and Mmoser that show how New York’s policies to promote green buildings is driving action in the private sector – both from the designer and building occupier perspectives.



Nora Steurer, Global Alliance for Building and Construction

Raefer Wallis, RESET

Marwa Zaatari, enVerid

Christine Bruckner, MMoser


Moderator: Catriona Brady, World Green Building Council


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