The City of Boston is developing a new policy to cut carbon pollution from large buildings.
This meeting is the second of three open houses. During this meeting, we’re going to answer some of the questions asked by attendees during the first open house in July. The second open house will include updates from the Technical and Resident Advisory Groups, and breakout discussions on specific areas of interest identified that were, including:
- Financing retrofits
- Designing for equity
- How to decarbonize a building
Large buildings in Boston are the biggest emitters of carbon pollution and they also represent the buildings that have the largest opportunity to cut their carbon emissions. This pollution comes from the oil and gas we burn to heat and power our homes and offices.
We're developing this policy as part of the implementation of Strategy #5 in the 2019 Climate Action Plan Update: Develop a carbon emissions performance standard to decarbonize existing large buildings. During the first meeting, we introduced the building performance standard, and the process to develop it and help inform the City’s process moving forward. You can view the meeting recording, slides, and breakout discussion notes on our project page.
The Zoom link for the meeting will be emailed to all attendees ahead of the meeting. Please let us know if you have any requests for accommodation when you register at the link below.