Rafael Espinal

On The Roof With Council Member Rafael Espinal

On The Roof With Council Member Rafael Espinal

Discussing the Recent Passage of New York City’s Green New Deal for Buildings

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Celebrates Historic Passing of The Climate Mobilization Act in New York City – Green Roofs Required on New Buildings

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Celebrates Historic Passing of The Climate Mobilization Act in New York City – Green Roofs Required on New Buildings

New York City Council has passed a suite of measures to reduce greenhouse gases released from buildings in New York City, including a requirement for green roofs and/or solar panels on newly constructed buildings.

New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection Considers Green Roof Legislation

New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection Considers Green Roof Legislation

On Monday, January 28, 2019, New York City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection reviewed several pieces of legislation regarding mandating green roofs, solar arrays, or wind turbines on buildings in the City of New York.

The Time Has Come for Mandatory Green Roofs in New York City

The Time Has Come for Mandatory Green Roofs in New York City

New York City needs to catch up to many other world class cities by requiring 100 per cent green roof coverage on new buildings, which is what I’ve proposed in legislation I introduced to City Council in July.

Turning the Big Apple Green From the Top Down

Turning the Big Apple Green From the Top Down

New York City is weighing proposals calling for most new buildings to incorporate renewable energy sources or green roofs.