This Getting to Zero Status Report (the Status Report) offers building owners, tenants, design teams, contractors, and policymakers a summary of NZE commercial and multifamily buildings data in New York and how trends across the State compare with the national landscape. This Status Report provides an overview of the policies and programs in New York that are driving and supporting the progress of net zero buildings. New York’s leadership in the design, construction, operation, and real estate sectors are highlighted through documentation of actual net zero energy, high performance, and Passive House building projects. Similar to NZE buildings, high performance and Passive House buildings are designed for very low-energy use, but they do not require on-site renewables.
In New York, there are currently 132 best-in-class commercial and multifamily buildings, 27 of which are NZE. This Status Report will provide data on the type, size, location, and ownership of these buildings and explore the successful reduction of GHG emissions. A complete and detailed list of these buildings (the List) is included at the end of this report. These Projects demonstrate economic, environmental, and emerging technology trends that are steering the future for commercial real estate in New York. Net zero energy and very high performance building activity is accelerating across the nation and around the world. This rapid pace of market adoption is increasing the need for a large, highly trained workforce skilled in high performance design, construction, renovation, and facility management.