An Advisory Board will provide advice and recommendations to the Commissioner and Mayor’s Office relating to effectively reducing GHG emissions from buildings as required by section 28-320.2. The results of the Advisory Board’s efforts will be documented in reports to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council, to be submitted no later than January 1, 2023.
The following members of the public have been appointed to this Board:
|Tony Malkin||Building Owner/Managers|
|Kyle Kimball||Public Utilities|
|Jasmine Graham||Environmental Justice Organization|
|Angela Pinsky||Business Sector|
|Donna Chiu||Residential Tenant Organization|
|Scott Frank||Environmental Advocacy Organization|
|Howard Styles||Stationary Engineers|
|Michael Yee||Construction Trades|
|Candis Tall||Green Energy Industry|
|Pete Sikora||Residential Tenant Organization|
|Donna De Costanzo||Environmental Advocacy Organization|
|David Pollock||Not-for-Profit Organizations|
|Shravanthi Kanekal||Environmental Justice Organization|
|Gina Bocra||Chairperson – NYC Department of Buildings|
|Mark Chambers||Mayor’s Designee|
|Jessica Albin||City Council Speaker’s Designee|
The Innovation Review Board (IRB) operates in accordance with Local Law 5 of 2010. The IRB meets on a regular basis to:
(i) review specific projects that propose to employ new technologies, design or construction techniques, materials or products;
(ii) review proposals for approval of and to initiate reviews of such of new technologies, design or construction techniques, materials or products in order to determine their environmental and sustainability benefits;
(iii) make recommendations as to under what conditions and for what purposes each may be appropriately employed in New York city, and
(iv) streamline approvals of specific innovative projects.
The IRB will review proposals for projects incorporating new and innovative technology, design, and construction techniques. Send proposals, including project/technology description and contact information, to OTCR@buildings.nyc.gov.
The Department of Building works to promote the use of renewable energy sources and sustainable technologies, all while promoting public safety. With this goal in mind the Buildings Sustainability Board (BSB), initiated through Executive Order #8/09, continues with its mission to provide technical expertise, advice and recommendations regarding sustainable technologies appropriate for New York City, but not fully addressed in the New York City Construction Codes.
Applicants seeking review of their technologies must submit their proposals to the Office of Technical Certification and Research.
The Department is now accepting applications for the new BSB membership term. View the following for additional information and application instructions.
The board is composed of experts with a background in engineering, architecture, green development, or green design and technology.
|Edward Clerico, PE, LEED AP||Natural Systems Utilities|
|Scott E. Frank, P.E.||Jaros Baum & Bolles|
|John Lee||Mayor's Office of Sustainability|
|Christopher O. McHugh, P.E.||AKF Group|
|Daniel H. Nall, P.E., FAIA, LEED AP||SH Group, Inc.|
|Anthony Pereira||altPOWER Inc.|
|Donald J. Winston, P.E.||REBNY|
|Michael McNamara, P.E.||EME Group Consulting Engineers|
|Michael J. Bosco, P.E.
CEM, CEA, LEED AP
|Jones Lang LaSalle|
|Alec Strongin, P.E., CEM, LEED AP||Synergy Engineering|
|Hershel Weiss CIPE, MLP, LEED AP||Ashokan, Incorporated|
|Michael Harrington||Con Edison|
|Alan Price, P.E.||Director, Office of Technical Certification and Research|
|Gina Bocra, R.A., LEED AP
|Chief Sustainability Officer|
|Helen Gitelson||Executive Director, Code Development|
|Wendy Wan, R.A.||Code Development Architect, Technical Affairs|
Wind Turbines – Wind turbine technology is recognized under the acceptance criteria published in Buildings Bulletin 2011-004.
Energy Storage Batteries – The IRB determined that lead acid and valve regulated lead acid battery technology used for energy storage is recognized in the 2008 NYC Construction Codes and may be used as prescribed in the Mechanical Code. Other energy storage systems technology will be reviewed by the IRB. Contact OTCR@buildings.nyc.gov for more information.
Composting Toilets – The IRB will review the use of composting toilets on a site-specific basis. Please complete an OTCR2 Application Form to initiate the process.
Water Recycling – Water recycling technology is recognized under the acceptance criteria published in Buildings Bulletin 2010-027.
Solid Fuel Cooking Ovens – Cooking ovens using solid fuel must comply with the Mechanical Code and the DEP rules. Contact OTCR@buildings.nyc.gov for application instructions.
Temporary Construction Lighting – IRB is currently studying the use of energy efficient temporary construction lighting.
Phase Change Material – Phase Change Material is recognized under the acceptance criteria published in Buildings Bulletin 2013-18.