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90 BY 50: NYC Can Reduce its Carbon Footprint 90% by 2050

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Session 13, Poster 1, CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium, Dublin, Ireland 3-4 April 2014

  • NYC can lower its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 90% by 2050
  • We rely only on currently available or immediately foreseeable technologies
  • Deep energy efficiency retrofits can lower building energy use by more than 50%
  • With these retrofits, NYC buildings can eliminate fuel use and operate on the electric energy now used
  • Peak electric demand will increase significantly
  • Efficiency, mode shifting, and electrification lower transportation fuel requirements dramatically
  • Improved waste management makes a significant contribution

- Efficiency-based load reductions make carbon-free generation a practical source of needed electric energy