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The Building Decarbonization Coalition lauds passage of NYC Council Bill to Ban the Use of Gas in New Buildings

December 15, 2021                          
Neal Kwatra
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The bill will ban gas hookups in new buildings as a way to fight both air pollution and climate change, moving New York City further in its decarbonization goals.
New York, NY — December 15, 2021 — Statement from Lisa Dix, the New York Director for Building Decarbonization Coalition (, an innovative policy and market transformation organization advancing the development of zero-emission, clean energy powered homes, commercial buildings and communities, on the imminent passage of the ‘gas ban’ bill:

“The number one source of emissions in New York City is buildings. As our coalition embarks on a statewide process to decarbonize all commercial and residential spaces, New York City’s seminal step will catalyze efforts across the state,” said Lisa Dix, New York Director for the Building Decarbonization Coalition. “Within this decision lies the promise of a clean energy economy — one that will generate thousands of unionized jobs and slash climate pollution from our built environment. When the largest city in the country takes this type of concrete action and shows bold climate leadership, we believe other cities, states and countries will take notice and act accordingly.”

About The Building Decarbonization Coalition:
Launched in 2018, the Building Decarbonization Coalition ( forges Public-Private partnerships among government authorities, utilities, manufacturers, builders, and other vital sector stakeholders. These diverse and dynamic partnerships drive the development of clean energy-powered, zero-emission homes, commercial buildings, and communities