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Law: NYC Charter leaving NYCWasteLess (Chapter 9, Section 224.1 Green Building Standards)

Rules: Rules of the City of New York leaving NYCWasteLess (Title 43, Chapter 10: Green Building Standards)

Summary: The Green Buildings Law, enacted as Local Law 86 of 2005 leaving NYCWasteLess establishes green building standards for certain City capital projects. The law specifies minimum standards, according to the US Green Building Council's leaving NYCWasteLess Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, that must be achieved for new construction, additions, and renovations performed with city funds over a specified cost. It also includes additional energy savings requirements on specified projects.

The rules are issued by the Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination leaving NYCWasteLess with additional standards and guidelines published by the NYC Dept of Buildings leaving NYCWasteLess.

ALSO SEE:
environmentally preferable purchasing laws
nyc greener, greater buildings plan

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