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Philip Eash-Gates

On February 23, 2021, the City of Boston hosted an open house to review its forthcoming emissions performance standard that will set limits on emissions from energy use in existing large- and medium-sized buildings. This policy is a key strategy for meeting the city’s 2050 goal of carbon neutrality. Existing buildings are responsible for three-quarters of citywide emissions in Boston. Three other U.S. cities have adopted building performance standards—Washington DC, New York City, and St.