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Benchmarking Rule Published - Free Assistance

The Benchmarking Rule has been published and was included in the City Record on April 1, 2011. Buildings that must submit a 2010 benchmarking report must do so by May 1. Learn more on the Department's website; see the Sustainability section on Benchmarking. Service representatives are also available at CUNY's Benchmarking Help Center: Call 311 or 212.442.7901.

Recently Released Buildings Bulletins
New Rules: Public Hearings + Effective Dates
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Recent + Upcoming Effective Dates
Did You Know....?

Every Tuesday, the Department's Energy Unit visits a different borough office to assist members of the construction industry. These experts assist applicants and filing representatives from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the DEAR area, and they meet with architects and engineers from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The Energy Unit will be in Staten Island on Tuesday, April 26 and in Manhattan on Tuesday, May 3.

Service Updates

Benchmarking Report
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Landmarks Preservation Commission Fees

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UPDATED Application + Permit Reinstatement Fees
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Cranes + Derricks Changes:

Permits, BIS + Terms
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Renew After-Hours Variances Online
Press Release
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User's Guide (PDF)

Energy Code Timing Requirements
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PW6 Form Now
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Upcoming Events

NYC's Efforts to Green Its Energy Code: What Lawyers + Real Estate Professionals Need to Know
April 26

Assistant Commissioner for Technical Affairs + Code Development James Colgate, Esq., RA, will discuss the NYC Energy Code and the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan. This New York City Bar event in Manhattan is for CLE credit.

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April 20, 2011