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NYC Landlords Hope To Cut Energy Use By 20% By 2030

By Marissa Higgins

No matter where you live, it's likely you're concerned about your energy use. Even if you already live a pretty eco-friendly life, energy use is hard to avoid, and it can feel overwhelming to try and reduce it. Sometimes it even goes beyond just your own dwelling, and speaks to large buildings or complexes. 

As of now, commercial buildings in the United States contribute to about 40 percent of our nation's overall energy use. For example, consider the lights that stay on in these buildings overnight, or lights that stay on to illuminate the outside of a building. 

With this exact scenario in mind, as reported by Bloomberg, major New York real estate names are pledging to reduce energy use in some of the biggest buildings in the city. And this is by no small amount; they're aiming to cut energy consumption 20 percent by the year 2030. These signatories include SL Green Realty Corporation, Vornado Realty Trust and Related Companies.