The Innovation Review Board (IRB) operates in accordance with Local Law 5 of 2010. The purpose of the Board is “to address issues in a timely manner to (i) review specific projects that propose to employ new technologies, design or construction techniques, materials or products, (ii) review proposals for approval of and to initiate reviews of such of new technologies, design or construction techniques, materials or products in order to determine their environmental and sustainability benefits, (iii) make recommendations as to under what conditions and for what purposes each may be appropriately employed in New York city, and (iv) streamline approvals of specific innovative projects.
Proposals for review of sustainability projects and technology
IRB will review proposals for projects incorporating sustainable technology. Send proposals, including project/technology description and contact information, to OTCR@buildings.nyc.gov.