"We want to produce a documentary about sustainable design and construction of ""green"" buildings in NYC to document the upcoming social, cultural, and physical changes we see approaching as part of New York City's new Local Law 97, one of the most ambitious plans for reducing emissions in the nation. Buildings account for 40% of all energy consumption in the United States and approximately two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions in New York City. Local Law 97 stipulates that most buildings over 25,000 square feet will be required to meet new energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions limits by 2024, with stricter limits coming into effect in 2030. The goal is to reduce the emissions produced by the city’s largest buildings 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050. The law also established the Local Law 97 Advisory Board and Climate Working Groups to advise the city and building owners on how best to meet these aggressive sustainability goals. Our documentary will capture this historical, unprecedented, and challenging moment in a city that is leading the world in climate action. Featuring architects and construction experts in the field of green building, the documentary will educate viewers about the importance of making buildings more sustainable, the creativity and community that go into the design process, and the inevitable changes cities across the U.S. and the world will need to make in the face of climate change."