Century is pleased to announce that we are participating in the Mayor’s Carbon Challenge.
“The Carbon Challenge is a voluntary program for property management firms to reduce GHG emissions from a portfolio of buildings by 30% in ten years”
About the Challenge
With PlaNYC, New York City set an ambitious goal to reduce citywide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30 percent by the year 2030, but we know we can’t achieve that goal without the help of partners from the private sector. In 2007, Mayor Bloomberg launched the Mayor’s Carbon Challenge to engage institutional and private sector leaders in the effort to reduce GHG emissions through energy efficiency in buildings. Since then, 17 leading universities, the 11 largest hospital systems, and ten global companies with significant office space in the city have accepted the Challenge, pledging to match City government’s 30X17 goal and reduce their building-based emissions by 30 percent or more in just ten years. In addition, 40 Broadway theatres, as well as other off-Broadway and regional venues, are engaged in a range of sustainability projects through the Broadway Green Alliance.
The Mayor’s Carbon Challenge works by inspiring a high-level commitment to reducing energy use and emissions within organizations, creating a platform for the exchange of information and ideas, and providing simple tools to track and measure progress along the way. By the end of the program, current participants will reduce citywide emissions by more than 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year and collectively save over $100 million in reduced energy costs annually. As they explore new ideas and opportunities to meet the Challenge goal, participants will also reveal effective strategies for energy efficiency that can be scaled up across New York City and beyond.
GOV, NYC. “GBEE – The Mayor’s Carbon Challenge.” GBEE – The Mayor’s Carbon Challenge. NYC GOV, 2013. Web. 23 Sept. 2013