In April 2009, the Rules that implement Local Law 86 of 2005 were amended to define the “selected green building rating system” as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) 2009 New Construction and Major Renovations, 2009 for Commercial Interiors, 2009 for Schools New Construction and Major Renovations, 2009 for Core and Shell Development, and 2009 for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance building rating systems published by the U.S. Green Building Council, whichever is most appropriate for the project under the Council's guidelines. On October 31, 2016, the U.S. Green Building Council closed registrations for LEED certifications that use the aforementioned systems. The purpose of this letter is to authorize city agencies implementing LL86/2005 provisions and ensuring compliance with LL86/2005 to use LEED v4 and the associated ASHRAE 90.1-2013 standard in the time period from November 1, 2016 to and including June 30, 2017, or the date the updated Green Building Standards Rules take effect.
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Release of Local Law 86 of 2005 Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report
Local Law 86 of 2005, New York City's Green Building Standards Law, requires the preparation of a report each year on the capital projects subject to its provisions. To provide a comprehensive assessment of the effects of LL86, this annual report covers projects that started design from the time the law took effect until June 30, 2010, the end of Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10). Estimated project costs, construction costs, floor area, and FY10 capital allocations by agency are reported. For a subset of projects that have completed design, the report documents anticipated benefits, such as reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy cost, storm water runoff, and potable water use, as well as the incremental first costs related to achieving the law’s LEED® rating level and energy cost reduction requirements.
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Amendment of Green Building Standards Rules
In April 2007, the Rules that implement Local Law 86 of 2005 were published as final rules. These rules defined the 'selected green building rating system' as New Construction version 2.2, Existing Buildings version 2.0, or Commercial Interiors version 2.0 of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) building rating system published by the U.S. Green Building Council, whichever is most appropriate for the project under the Council's guidelines. In 2009, the U.S. Green Building Council updated its green building rating systems, to the version 3 LEED® 2009 suite of five rating systems. The purpose of this amendment is to update the rules to define the 'selected green building rating system' as this most current version published by the U.S. Green Building Council. The rule change was published in the City Record on May 22, 2009.