Sustainable Building News

May 17, 2022


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Refer a Building to NYC Accelerator

Do you live or work in a building that could benefit from energy efficiency and clean energy improvements?

Tell our partners at the NYC Accelerator about a building that could use these types of upgrades to reduce its carbon emissions, and a member of their team will reach out to the building's owners and managers. The NYC Accelerator can provide guidance to property owners on steps they can take to make their building more energy efficient, leading to better air quality and comfort for occupants, lower pollution and carbon emissions, and compliance with local laws.

You can submit a building referral anonymously or let the building representative know that you referred them. It only takes a few minutes to make a difference when it comes to decarbonizing our city.

Refer a Building Today

Find out other ways to get involved at Building Action NYC

Benchmarking Deadline Extension

The 2022 Benchmarking compliance deadline for calendar year 2021 data reporting is right around the corner. Property owners who were required to submit their 2021 benchmarking information by May 1st, 2022, now have until May 31st, 2022 to submit a fully compliant benchmarking report.

Assistance with benchmarking is available via the NYC Sustainability Help Center, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by emailing or by calling (212)-566-5584.

Read our Service Notice for more information

Energy Efficiency Report Filing Requirements

In New York City, almost two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings. To identify energy efficiency opportunities in the largest of these buildings, Local Law 87 of 2009 requires buildings over 50,000 gross square feet to undergo periodic energy audits and retro-commissioning, and file an Energy Efficiency Report (EER) with the city every ten years.

As of December 31, 2021, the Department is no longer accepting EER submissions from property owners who owe unpaid penalties for prior violations, until those penalties are paid in full.

Read our Service Notice

Find out more about LL87 energy audits and EER here

Have Questions About Local Law 97?

Not sure if your building is required to meet Local Law 97 requirements? Or if it is, do you have questions on what you must do before the compliance deadlines?

We are here to help.

Reach out today for the information you need about requirements for owners of large buildings, or for guidance on financing and incentives available to help with building energy efficiency retrofits.

Check out the NYC Sustainable Buildings website to get started

Reach out to the NYC Accelerator for free personalized guidance

Free Online Seminars

The NYC Sustainability Help Center is offering FREE online seminars all on the sustainability-related local laws that impact the majority of NYC's larger buildings.

How to Benchmark a Campus
Need to benchmark multiple buildings on a single lot or buildings on separate lots that share utilities? The How to Benchmark a Campus class covers all you need to know to set up & submit a campus property:
May 20th | 9: 30 - 11:00 a.m.

Building Energy Compliance: Crash Course on NYC Local Laws
A comprehensive overview of NYC Local Laws and compliance requirements related to building energy and sustainability:
June 8th | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Building Energy Compliance: Project Planning & Implementation
An interactive multi-session class that teaches you how to minimize or eliminate major financial penalties for carbon emissions due to Local Law 97:
May 19th & 26th | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
June 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd | 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
June 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

For more information on sustainability, visit us online:

Eric A. Ulrich, Commissioner

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