FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2010
MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION AMENDING THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE
Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws
"The next bill before me today is Introductory Number 343-A, sponsored at the request of the Administration by Council Members Dilan, Comrie, Garodnick, Gentile, Vann, Williams, Rodriguez, Mendez, Mark-Viverito, James, Crowley, Van Bramer, Gennaro, Lappin, Greenfield and Jackson. Introductory Number 343-A will reconcile the New York City Energy Conservation Code with modifications to the New York State Energy Conservation Code.
"Last December, as part of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, the Council approved and I signed Local Law 85, which established the New York City Energy Conservation Code. The City Code is more stringent than the State Code with regard to renovations. It is also the vehicle most suitable for implementing many of the recommendations of the Green Codes Task Force.
"Recent amendments to both the State Energy Law, removing a major loophole, and the State Energy Conservation Code will take effect on December 28, 2010. Accordingly, the City must amend the City Code to ensure that it remains at least as stringent as the State Code. Introductory Number 343-A will do just that.
"I would like to thank Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri and his staff for their work on this bill along with my Office of City Legislative Affairs. I would also like to thank the City Council for approving this legislation."
Stu Loeser/Evelyn Erskine (212) 788-2958
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