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1 Sharing Values Cities, Culture and Climate Change Metrics

2 Nearly two thirds of these existing buildings will still be here in the year 2030 This will amount to nearly 60% of the total building stock in the world Total global building stock is approximately 1.5 trillion square feet By 2030, 900 billion square feet will be built and rebuilt globally Between 2011 and 2030, the world population is expected to increase by 1.35 billion (from 6.97 billion to 8.32 billion) Urban areas are expected to gain about 1.35 billion people by 2030, absorbing the entire population growth estimate. Every year, approximately 38 billion square feet of building floor space will be built new, & 21 billion square feet of buildings will be rebuilt. Premises & Opportunity Today, over half of the world population lives in urban areas

3 The amount of change that a system can absorb and still retain the same structure and function The degree to which the system is capable of self-organization The degree to which the system can build and increase the capacity of learning and adaptation *Carpenter and Gunderson 2001; Folke 2001; Holling 1973

4 Better Buildings Challenge California’s Best Buildings EcoDistricts Protocol 2030 Districts better-buildings PACE (AB811 / SB555) Reduce GHGs 25% below 1990 levels by 2015 Reduce energy use by 20% below 2009 baseline by 2015 Reduce annual energy, water and waste by 20% by 2014 Establish community goals in 8 performance areas based on local data Achieve carbon neutral and 50% water reduction by 2030




8 THE VALUE OF DISTRICTS Total Properties ~700 Buildingss Total Built Square Footage ~ 80 million sq. ft. Energy Star Labeled Number of Total Properties 30 Buildings Energy Star Labeled Total Square Footage ~ 25 million sq. ft.

9 THE VALUE OF DISTRICTS Community Outreach & Engagement Develop Toolkit Identify Best Practices Community Outreach & Engagement

10 NYC 80 by 50 1)Lead by example: the City will pave the way in making our buildings more energy efficient and encourage early adopters to do the same. 2)Empower building owners to realize the benefits of a more energy efficient building stock, private building owners must be empowered to act. 3)Hold New York City’s buildings to the highest energy performance standards. 4)Ensure benefits are shared by New Yorkers in every borough. 5)Use data, analysis, and stakeholder feedback to drive the approach.

11 2050 GHG Reduction Potential by Sector

12 Civic Identity and Cultural Value Plan emphasis is not only economic, but also focused on New Yorker’s sense of identity as a global leader in architecture and technology. -Education and Training -Focus on affordable housing stock -Community Driven Outreach to Accelerate Small- and Mid-sized Building Retrofits

13 How Meat Contributes to Global Warming * *University of East Anglia in England, Susan Subak

14 How Meat Contributes to Global Warming


16 Mapping the Urban Metabolism




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