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Laws: Title 28, Chapter 10, Article 1001: Enactment and Update of the New York City Energy Conservation Code; Title 28, Chapter 3, Articles 308-311

Summary: The "Greener, Greater Buildings Plan" is a series of laws targeting energy conservation in buildings in the NYC. The overall plan requires ongoing energy efficiency improvements in existing large buildings. These laws were passed to go beyond the mandates of the NY State Energy Code leaving NYCWasteLess, and to aid in the achievement of goals set forth in the NYC Climate Protection Act.

Local Law 85 of 2009 leaving NYCWasteLess establishes a NYC-specific energy code that imposes energy standards for renovation projects. It establishes the minimum requirements for the design, construction and alteration of buildings for the effective use of energy in the city. It also establishes a NYC-specific energy code that imposes energy standards for renovation projects. It establishes the minimum requirements for the design, construction, and alteration of buildings for the effective use of energy in the city. Local Law 84 of 2009 leaving NYCWasteLess establishes a NYC-specific energy code that imposes energy standards for renovation projects. It establishes the minimum requirements for the design, construction and alteration of buildings for the effective use of energy in the city. It requires city buildings and other covered buildings to annually benchmark their energy and water use in coordination with the NYC Dept of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) leaving NYCWasteLess (energy) and the NYC Dept of Environmental Protection leaving NYCWasteLess (water). Benchmarking data will be tracked using an internet-based tool developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leaving NYCWasteLess and customized by Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability (OLTPS) leaving NYCWasteLess. Local Law 87 of 2009 leaving NYCWasteLess, establishes a requirement for covered buildings to perform energy audits and, if applicable, to retrofit their base systems (the systems of a building that use energy and/or impact energy consumption). These buildings must file an energy efficiency report documenting these activities. Local Law 88 of 2009 leaving NYCWasteLess, requires covered buildings to upgrade lighting systems to comply with the NYC Energy Conservation Code (Local Law 85 of 2009), and install electrical sub-meters in tenant spaces to record and report electricity usage by tenant space.

The Greener, Greater Buildings Plan also includes initiatives to set up a direct lending fund to finance green building projects, and to identify green workforce development and training opportunities.

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