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Resources


Below are some online resources that can help you learn more about benchmarking and how to comply with the NYC Benchmarking Law.


Training


ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
® Support

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a range of courses and webinars (opens in new window) that will train you in how to use Portfolio Manager®.

New Jersey Institute of Technology Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking®

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has a free online course (opens in new window) that reviews the basics of Portfolio Manager®, and for a fee, offers a credential exam for a Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking®.


Where to Get Help


ENERGY STAR® Help Page

U.S. EPA has a help page (opens in new window) where you can search a knowledge base, consult a glossary, or ask a question to an ENERGY STAR® staff member.

NYC Benchmarking Help Center

The NYC Benchmarking Help Center is the one stop shop for information, assistance, and answers to your questions about the NYC Benchmarking Law.

Trained staff will walk you through benchmarking steps, directly provide or point you to training and informational resources, and help you resolve problems so that you can meet the May 1 deadline with time to spare. You can send your questions to questions@benchmarkinghelpcenter.org, or call 212-566-5584.

Alternatively, you can fill out this Contact Form.

Department of Finance

If you believe your building should or should not be on the Covered Buildings List, please email the Department of Finance (DOF) at benchmarking@finance.nyc.gov to dispute building square footage or the number of buildings on a tax lot for both the NYC Benchmarking Law and the NYC Energy Audits and Retro-commissioning Law (LL87) lists. This is also where you can report a change of ownership during the benchmarking year.

Email benchmarking@finance.nyc.gov 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

Department of Buildings

To reach the Department of Buildings for questions related to enforcement and violations, please email sustainability@buildings.nyc.gov with your building's identification information (including BBL, BIN, address, and/or violation number) and a short description of your question. This is also where you can question the requirement to benchmark for buildings that have an active Demolition or New Building permit, or do not have a Certificate of Occupancy.

Department of Environmental Protection

All inquiries about water benchmarking should be directed to the Department of Environmental Protection at waterbenchmarking@dep.nyc.gov.


Additional Resources


NYC Benchmarking Law and Rule

Local Law 133 of 2016 Law (in PDF)
Local Law 84 of 2009 Rule (this rule explains the requirements for benchmarking in 2017, but will be revised to include mid-size benchmarking requirements and be made available later in 2017) (in PDF)
NYC Benchmarking Law Frequently Asked Questions

Stay informed! Subscribe to the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan Digest

The NYC Benchmarking Help Center, in conjunction with the Mayor's Office of Sustainability (MOS), periodically distributes the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP) Digest. The GGBP Digest contains news related to the four local laws of GGBP, training opportunities for building owners and managers, upcoming events, reminders, and advisories.

To be added to the email list and start receivign the GGBP Digest in your inbox, please sign up here (opens in new window).

Other Benchmarking Links

NYC Benchmarking Law Home
Compliance Instructions
Energy and Water Data
Deadlines and Violations
Data Disclosure and Reports
NYC Benchmarking Help Center

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