Local Law 84: Benchmarking (LL84) requires large buildings to comply with benchmarking regulations. These buildings include private sector buildings that are larger than 50,000 square feet, and two or more private sector buildings on a single lot that are larger than 100,000 square feet.
NOTE: Gross square footage (GSF) listed by the New York City Department of Finance (DOF) are estimates solely for identifying buildings under LL84; when inputting information, building owners must calculate true gross square area, as defined by the Benchmarking Rule.
Water Data Collection
Covered buildings that have an Automatic Meter Reader (AMR) installed for at least the entire year of 2012 are required to benchmark water in addition to energy usage.
To check if your building meets these requirements, please see the latest covered buildings list below.
2013 Covered Buildings Lists for Energy and Water Benchmarking (for 2012 consumption data)
The following list identifies all buildings required to submit calendar year 2012 energy benchmarking data by May 1, 2013:
The following list identifies all buildings outfitted with automatic meter readers (AMR) that are required to submit calendar year 2012 water consumption data by May 1, 2013. Note: This AMR list was significantly revised 2/6/13:
Archived Covered Buildings Lists
2012 Covered Building Lists
The following lists identified all buildings that were required to submit calendar year 2011 energy and water consumption data, that was due by May 1, 2012:
The following list identified all buildings required to submit calendar year 2010 energy benchmarking data, that was due by December 31, 2011:
Disputing the Covered Buildings List
If you see your building on the list of covered buildings, and believe its listing is inaccurate, please contact the New York City Department of Finance (DOF) to dispute building square footage or the number of buildings on a tax lot.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and include in your email the following:
- The building(s) borough, block and lot numbers
- Contact name
- Contact email address or telephone number
- Reason for dispute with your correct square footage
NOTE: All other inquiries about energy compliance should be directed to the Department of Buildings at email@example.com. All other inquires about water compliance should be directed to the Department of Environmental Protection at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other LL84 Benchmarking Links
How to Comply
Energy and Water Data Collection
Where to Get Help
Benchmarking Scores and Reports