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August 10, 2021


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Newly Redesigned DOB Website Launches Today

It's Official! DOB has launched a brand new website with enhanced navigation and user-friendly features for ease of accessing the information you need. Keeping New Yorkers safe is our business, and we can only do that if the public knows and understands the regulations that affects our city's buildings. Whether you are a construction professional, a home owner, a small business owner, a tenant, or a member of the development industry, our newly redesigned website is now easier than ever to navigate.

You may have saved links from the old website for information you use often. Take a moment to visit DOB online and refresh or renew bookmarks in your browser.

Are you an industry professional? Check out our new landing page for service notices and licensing requirements.

A tenant? Visit the Office of the Tenant Advocate section for the latest content and links to services.

A property owner? Check out info for your next planned construction project.

Everything you need to know is now at your fingertips. Check out our most frequently accessed pages.

DOB Webinars: Learn about the Energy Code Performance Pilot Study

Industry professionals are invited to learn more about participating in the development of a new performance-based Energy Code by testing compliance tools developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). In response to the growing interest, DOB and PNNL will host an overview of the recently announced Energy Code Performance Pilot Study, streaming live on Friday, August 20, 2021, starting at 11 a.m. EST.

Following the overview will be a Q&A session. Participants are able to submit their questions early on the pre-webinar survey section of the webinar registration form.

To learn more, please visit the Pilot Study Overview, FAQs, and our recent Press Release.

DOB Webinars: 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code and How-to Guide

Our Sustainability team at DOB will present a live webinar on Thursday, August 26, 2021, streaming live at 1 p.m. EST on the 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code and our How-to-Guide on compliance with Code.

The webinar will address the following:

  • New Building Envelope Requirements
  • Clarification of Mechanical & Lighting Control Requirements
  • Buildings Bulletins Excerpts
  • Q&A with DOB Sustainability Experts

Register for the webinar today! It is approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and qualifies for educational credit towards license renewals.

Get up to speed on compliance requirements by accessing and reviewing the How-to-Guide here in advance, and keep up-to-date on Buildings Bulletins.

Got a question about the Energy Code? Submit them here.

Public Comment Period Open for City's Environmental Justice Report

We want to hear from you!

The NYC Environmental Justice Advisory Board, the Mayor's Office of Climate and Sustainability, and an interagency working group of 19 city agencies are working on the City's first comprehensive study of environmental justice, and we need input from our fellow New Yorkers.

New Yorkers have the right to live in communities free of harmful environmental conditions. The draft scope of this new Environmental Justice Report was shaped by feedback from over 1,000 New Yorkers on the climate, environmental, and health issues that impact their communities. A second public comment period is now open allowing us to hear from more New Yorkers to ensure that the report represents all of our communities. Learn more about the draft scope, submit your comments, and register for the Environmental Justice Town Hall to make your voice heard.

Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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