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NYC mayor wants glass skyscrapers banned

From NCMA eNews
May 2, 2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his efforts to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30 percent. The mayor says all-glass facade skyscrapers are "incredibly inefficient" because so much energy escapes through the glass. He says buildings are the No. 1 cause of greenhouse emissions in New York. The bill would require existing glass buildings to be retrofitted to meet new stricter carbon-emissions guidelines, opening the door for building solutions with superior thermal mass capabilities -- like concrete masonry. To read more, click here.