Local Law Compliance

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Local Laws

Guide to NYC Local Laws: Covers building codes, zoning laws, noise regulations, and environmental policies, including their purpose, scope, and penalties. In addition, readers will receive tips for complying with local laws and finding further resources. Perfect for residents, business owners, or visitors in NYC.

NYC Local Law 84

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NYC Buildings with a footprint of over 50,000 square feet, or groups of buildings on a single lot larger than 100,000 square feet, are required to annually measure, track, and report their energy and water consumption. This process is referred to as benchmarking and is conducted on ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At EirCo we manage all Local Law 84 of 2009 requirements and tailor an efficiency masterplan to save you money on building operations, making your building more competitive and ultimate increase your bottom line.

NYC Local Law 87

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Under Local Law 87 NYC buildings larger than 50,000 square feet are mandated to file an Energy Efficiency Report to the Department of Buildings. This Energy Efficiency Report includes details of energy audit results, retro-commissioning measures, and recommendations. As part of the study, we analyze all buildings systems, including building envelope, HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning), domestic hot water systems and electrical and lighting systems and determine how efficiently these systems are working. Our energy audit process provides a comprehensive inspection, survey, analysis, and report of energy flows to meet the local law requirements and assist our clients in improving the overall energy efficiency and profitability of a building.

NYC Local Law 94

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In 2019 under the New York Climate Mobilization Act, Local Law 94, was introduced, which requires the inclusion of a green roofing zone in new construction and for buildings undergoing major renovations. This must consist of either a photovoltaic (PV) electricity generating system (Solar Panels) or a green roof. Buildings with greater than 200 square feet of usable roof space are required to install a minimum of 4kW PV electricity generating system. If a building is unable to install a PV electricity generating system, a green roof system must be utilized. Law Local Law 94 falls under the remit of the OneNYC 2050 program

NYC Local Law 95

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As of 2020, Local Law 95 requires Energy Grades to be posted on every building over 25,000 square feet and listed on the NYC Covered Buildings List. These grades (A through D) are based on Energy Efficiency and Water Usage. The grades that are assigned by Local Law 95, set by NYC, are as follows:
- 100 – 85 is an “A”
- 85 – 70 is a “B”
- 70 – 55 is a “C”
- 55 – 0 is a “D”

NYC Local Law 97

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In 2019 under the Climate Mobilization Act (CMA), Local Law 97 was passed by New York City Council to reduce carbon emissions from New York City Buildings which account for 70% of the city's emissions. NY State law has set carbon emissions caps for energy use in NYCs large buildings starting in 2024. As the centerpiece of CMA, New York City will commence fines for buildings exceeding the emission limits in 2024. The emission limit targets required by 2024 will be further reduced by half by 2030.
Who Does it Affect?
1. Covered buildings greater than 25,000 square feet will need to submit a report showing their GHG emissions for the prior calendar year.
This reporting is required annually, and it must be prepared by a registered professional.
2. Buildings that do not submit an annual report or release over-limit Greenhouse Gases will be fined.
3. An estimated 50,000 buildings What does it require?

40% citywide emissions reductions by 2030 and 80% by 2050
The below table is a snapshot of the violations applicable under LL97 currently:

Failure to file a report - $0.50 per building square foot, per month
Exceeding emissions limit $268 for each metric ton over the building’s limit
False statement (misdemeanor) $500,000

NYC Local Law 133

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New York City passed Local Law 133 in 2016 amending the original benchmarking Law, Local Law 84. As a result, the segment of buildings required to benchmark has expanded significantly and now includes mid-sized buildings ranging from 25,000 – 49,999 square feet. All the covered buildings must benchmark energy and water use by May 1st annually. Building owners are required to register their property and submit their benchmarking report on ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

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