Sustainable Building News

June 22, 2021

A Department of Buildings newsletter providing the latest developments on Local Law 97

Reminder: Local Law 97: Adjustments Applications for Excessive Emissions Deadline is June 30, 2021

DOB is currently accepting applications for adjustments to a building's annual emissions limits for calendar years 2024-2029.

If you're planning to submit an adjustment application for excessive emissions due to special circumstance, it must be received on or before June 30, 2021 in DOB NOW: Safety. Please read our Service Notice for full details.

Excessive Emissions Due to a Special Circumstance
Buildings with excess emissions at least 40% more than the building's 2024 limit due to special circumstance, pursuant to New York City Administrative Code Section 28-320.8, can submit an adjustment application through the June 30,2021 deadline. The filing fee for these applications is $2,450.

Access to DOB NOW: Safety
To log into DOB NOW all users need an active eFiling account. To create an eFiling account, visit the DOB NOW Registration page at for assistance.

Get Your Copy of the 2020 Energy Conservation Code

The 2020 Energy Conservation Code is now available for purchase. Get your copy of the 2020 Energy Conservation Code today to find out more about New York City's targeted measures to ensure that the construction of new buildings, additions, and alterations will meet the city's emissions and sustainability standards.

The new 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC) was adopted by the New York City Council on March 29th, 2020. The NYCECC aligns with the following New York State provisions:

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Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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