Aaron Ordower, Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

On May 24, 2018, New York Advanced Energy Group held its stakeholder breakfast at Duane Morris. The event brought AEG’s stakeholder members together to discuss the topics of Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization.

This installment of the AEG Podcast features Aaron Ordower of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, who spoke about the office’s 80x50 goals. He emphasized the importance of a citywide reduction in building emissions – 90% of existing buildings today will be part of the building stock in 2050 – and outlined three main strategies to accelerate: renewable energy developments throughout the grid, energy retrofitting in existing buildings, and the establishment of distributed solar generation in communities. He also discussed policies aimed at improving energy efficiency, then briefly spoke about why the high costs and long payoff periods were justified.


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