State and local jurisdictions across the U.S. are setting environmental sustainability and decarbonization goals and targets for commercial buildings. Buildings, including health care facilities, are being held accountable for tracking their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, cities are banning the use of natural gas for new buildings. New York City was the most recent city to take this step, which was quickly followed by a proposal for a statewide ban on natural gas for new buildings.
ASHE recommends organizations review existing and proposed regulations pertaining to environmental sustainability and decarbonization. We request that you alert the ASHE Sustainability Team of new developments around building decarbonization in local jurisdictions by emailing email@example.com.