Green Codes, Planning

PlaNYC 2.0 & The Green Codes Task Force

April 27, 2011 | By Russell Unger | Make a Comment »

A quarter of the initiatives in the latest installment of PlaNYC address green building, a far greater proportion than the 2007 plan, and many have their origins in the NYC Green Codes Task Force. The Task Force is highlighted in PlaNYC’s progress timeline and in the Energy chapter, in addition to being credited as a source in the Cross-Cutting Topics section on green building. PlaNYC calls generally for implementation of the Task Force report and its recommendations can be seen throughout the new plan – everything from reducing construction waste to establishing a standard sidewalk specification to improving water fountains in public parks. So a nod once again to the members of the Task Force for their hard work and success in shaping NYC policy.


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Russell Unger is Executive Director of Urban Green Council, U.S. Green Building Council of New York and is a national leader in advocacy, education, and major initiatives for the green building movement. He has spearheaded GPRO, the Green Construction Skills Training Program for trade professionals; convened the Green Codes Task Force at the request of Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Quinn; and drafted and led negotiations on many environmental laws.

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