New York cracks down as 90% of buildings fail basic Energy Code test

As New York prepares to adopt a new set of building codes on October 1, 2014, new surveys revealed 9 out of 10 buildings fail to meet a basic Energy Code test.

As the city strives to reduce its carbon emissions, energy codes that were implemented in the early 1970s but left largely unenforced are now meeting with scrutiny. Flouting the code will now result in new fines and regulations, with several work sites being shut down due to noncompliance.