NYC Local Law 86/05 was enacted into law by the New York City Council in late 2005, establishing a demanding set of sustainable standards for public construction projects in New York City. This local law makes New York City one of the first and largest school districts in the nation to have sustainable school design, construction, and operations guidelines required by law. Sustainable school design and operation provide many benefits to students, school staff and the city as a whole. Our school proactively works with the Department of Education's Office of Sustainability, under the guidance of the Chancellor's Regulation A-850, to help reduce our school's carbon footprint.
The Bronx Design and Construction Academy is committed to be the following initiatives as a sustainable school:
- Conserving the energy and water that we use
- Reducing our facility's operating costs
- Promoting a healthy environment for staff and students
- Teaching the importance of environmental responsibility
- Demonstrating our commitment to sustainability as a whole