Sustainability Updates

Earth Week

The first Earth Day was held in 1970 on April 22. The day began as a teach-in at universities in the United States and years later, internationally. For over 50 years, Earth Day has been celebrated to remind people of the environmental issues the world faces.

This Earth Week, the Department of Buildings invites you to view video of how some of the sustainability laws we implement are helping in the effort to fight climate change. In honor of Earth Week, listen to some of our favorite tunes inspired by our built environment, then check out the latest Sustainable Buildings newsletter

*SAVE THE DATE: Reports Due for Local Law 97/2019 – May 1, 2025*

Working to Make NYC More Sustainable...

Creating a sustainable City for future generations takes dedication and diligence, and DOB's Sustainability Team is up to the challenge! Our team continues to spread awareness about sustainable building maintenance and operation practices that work to create a greener City for all New Yorkers. By acting together, we can make an impact on the sustainability and resiliency of our City. Visit us online at

Learn more about Sustainabilty

  • Information for Tenants

    Get resources to assist in renting, maintaining and greening the home, safety tips, and help stopping tenant harassment

  • Information for Property Owners

    Get information and help with permits, sign-offs, Codes, zoning, equipment installation, resolving violations, and more

  • Information for Workers

    Find safety resources and information, required site safety training courses, and OSHA-authorized trainers near you

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