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  • Home Builders Fighting Energy Efficiency

    Home Builders Fighting Energy Efficiency

    The long-term importance of energy efficiency is clear, but short-term competing interests can make it difficult to pursue energy efficiency and decarbonization goals.

  • Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from NYC’s Buildings

    Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from NYC’s Buildings

    It is a massive effort to build the organizational capacity needed to make NYC’s buildings compliant with Local Law 97. Federal climate and infrastructure funds should be sought to subsidize the costs of this effort.

  • The How and Why of Green Building

    The How and Why of Green Building

    Buildings account for almost a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and the U.N. Environment Programme projects that if we continue with business as usual in the building sector, these emissions will double by 2030. Fortunately, green building is on the rise around the world.

Columbia campus skyline with text Columbia Climate School Class Day 2024 - Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our Columbia Climate School MA in Climate & Society Class of 2024! Learn about our May 10 Class Day celebration. #ColumbiaClimate2024

  • Home Builders Fighting Energy Efficiency

    Home Builders Fighting Energy Efficiency

    The long-term importance of energy efficiency is clear, but short-term competing interests can make it difficult to pursue energy efficiency and decarbonization goals.

  • Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from NYC’s Buildings

    Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from NYC’s Buildings

    It is a massive effort to build the organizational capacity needed to make NYC’s buildings compliant with Local Law 97. Federal climate and infrastructure funds should be sought to subsidize the costs of this effort.

  • The How and Why of Green Building

    The How and Why of Green Building

    Buildings account for almost a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and the U.N. Environment Programme projects that if we continue with business as usual in the building sector, these emissions will double by 2030. Fortunately, green building is on the rise around the world.