Clean Buildings

Action and legislation to achieve a clean-energy buildings sector in New York State is a top priority for the New York League of Conservation Voters, and our reason is simple: buildings are the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions and co-pollutants in the state.

In 2023, New York will have an historic opportunity to significantly reduce emissions from our highest greenhouse gas producing sector, while simultaneously developing a 21st century model and workforce that sustains and grows middle-class union jobs. 

We will meet this objective by implementing a two-pronged strategy:

Zero-emission Buildings: An NYLCV campaign to pass a state law banning the use of on-site fossil fuels in new construction.

#UpgradeNY: A collaboration of unions, climate justice advocates, building industry representatives, and environmental groups calling for Governor Hochul and New York policymakers to decarbonize state-owned buildings and schools through a local union-led workforce.