Green Building Conference 2012 Speaker - Stacy Lee

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Ms Stacy Lee
Policy Analyst
NYC Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability





About the Speaker:

Stacy Lee is a Policy Analyst for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability (OLTPS). She currently works on implementing green building and energy efficiency policies related to PlaNYC, New York City’s sustainable growth plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

Stacy holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to her master’s program, Stacy earned degrees in English and Conservation & Resource Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Speech Topic:

Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP)
Industry Transformation Award


Signed into law in December of 2009, the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP) is one of the most comprehensive set of energy efficiency policies in the United States, targeting New York City’s largest existing buildings, which constitute half its built square footage and 45 percent of citywide carbon emissions. The GGBP is composed of four pieces of legislation and two supplementary components. First, it establishes a New York City energy code that requires all renovations that impact energy systems to meet the standards of the New York State energy code, thus accruing the energy benefits from the natural cycle of building upgrades. Second, it requires annual benchmarking data to be submitted by building owners for public disclosure, which will bring transparency for energy and water usage and provide valuable market information for buyers and sellers. The third piece requires an energy audit and tuning, or retro-commissioning, of energy equipment in large buildings every ten years. The last regulatory piece mandates lighting upgrades and sub-metering of large, non-residential tenant spaces, giving tenants information about their energy usage. These regulatory measures are joined by two supplementary components that will help provide the real estate industry with the tools needed to comply. The first focuses on creating a trained workforce that can reliably deliver improved energy performance. And the second utilizes New York City’s federal stimulus funding to create an innovative energy efficiency financing cooperation to provide funds for energy upgrades. For more information, visit