On December 28, 2009, the New York City Mayor’s office passed a set of four groundbreaking bills known as the “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP)” that aim to reduce the energy consumption and carbon footprint of New York City’s existing buildings. The electricity, heat and hot water used by buildings in New York City generate 74% of the City’s greenhouse gas emissions. The laws affect buildings larger than 50,000 gross square feet, creating a stricter energy code and requiring building owners to perform benchmarking, energy audits, retro-commissioning and lighting upgrades.
Local Law 84: Benchmarking - It requires the use of an EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio manager tool to measure the energy and water intensity of a that exceeds 50,000 gross square feet
> 2015 calendar year benchmark scores must be submitted by May 1, 2016.
Local Law 85: NYC Energy Conservation Code - Beginning July 1, 2010 this law requires that any element of the building directly affected by additions, alternations and/or renovations must adhere to the New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC). The NYC Department of Buildings will not issue building permits without documentation of compliance, including an energy analysis by a registered professional.
Local Law 87: Energy Audits & Retro-Commissioning – This law requires building owners perform an ASHRAE Level 2 Audit and Retro-commissioning on the base building systems and submit an Energy Efficiency Report to the NYC DOB documenting the process. This report needs to be completed every 10 years based on your building tax block number.
Last digit of tax block number
|Year first EER is due ||2019||2020||2021||2022||2023||2024|| 2025 ||2026||2027||2028|
> 2019 calendar year EER must be submitted by December 31, 2019.
>Read more for Local Law 87
Local Law 88: Lighting Retrofits and Sub-metering – requires building owners to upgrade their entire building’s lighting systems to meet current code by January 1, 2025, or whenever a renovation is pursued, whether it touches electrical systems or not, whichever comes first. In addition, by this same time-frame, sub-meters of electrical consumption must be installed in all tenant spaces of 10,000 square feet or more and building owners need to provide tenants with monthly electricity consumption statements.
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