Pat Sapinsley MArch ’80 has published an article in Craine’s New York Business on New York’s green legislation and a few lingering issues to be resolved.

She writes, “With the Climate Mobilization Act passed in April, New York City is leading the nation in Green New Deal legislation. The centerpiece of the legislation outlines how buildings over 25,000 square feet are to reduce carbon emissions; it is a crucial element in the city’s overall goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050. Buildings—which burn fossil fuels on site to generate heat and often have inefficient HVAC systems and poorly installed windows—represent 70% of those emissions. However, in order to achieve our goals, we have a few thorny issues to resolve.

For the three key points of Sapinsley’s piece, read the full article here.

Pat Sapinsley is managing director of the Cleantech Initiatives at the Urban Future Lab, NYU Tandon School of Engineering.