The mission of the Sallan Foundation is advancing useful knowledge for greener cities. It charts new territory by supporting activities that transform innovative ideas and promising models into the "new normal" for the metropolis. Working with strategic partners, Sallan spotlights trends and scrutinizes lessons learned because the urban environment will be a keystone for supporting a sustainable future. Continue »

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In overhauling its Building Code for the first time in nearly four decades, New York City not only achieved a major milestone in 2007; it created a sturdy platform and mechanism for future improvements. Much rides on this. As stated in its groundbreaking proposal, PlaNYC 2030, the City aims to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions 30% from 2005 levels by the year 2030.

Today, everyone's talking about "greening the code" as a critical path to 30x30. Sallan commissioned the CUNY Building Performance Lab to assess the green potential of the NYC Building Code and report back.

Download Decoding the Code to find out what the City's 2007 Building Code revisions can and cannot do. Learn more about how to make high performance building New York's "new normal". Scale matters.