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September 8, 2020


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Building Owners Must Post Building Energy Efficiency Rating Labels By October 30, 2020

The Department of Buildings is reminding building owners that they are required to post Building Energy Efficiency Rating Labels no later than October 30, 2020, and October 30 of each year after 2020. Based on Local Law 33 of 2018, as amended by Local Law 95 of 2019, owners of buildings over 25,000 sq. ft. – or multiple buildings on a lot totaling 100,000 sq. ft. or more – that appear on the NYC Benchmarking Covered Building List, must post a Building Energy Efficiency Rating Label in a conspicuous location near each public entrance to their buildings.

Starting October 1, 2020, owners can access and print the label through a new Building Energy Efficiency Rating tab in the DOB NOW Public Portal. The label will include the energy efficiency score of the building and an energy efficiency rating of A through F. Failure to post the label within 30 days after October 1 may result in a civil penalty of $1250. Please see our Service Notice and visit the Department's Benchmarking page for more information.

Don't Delay, Complete the Census Today!

Filling out the census has never been more important. The census determines how the federal government allocates hundreds of billions of dollars every year to states and cities for important programs and services we all rely on, including education, housing, transportation, and even health care. Our City relies on census data to make critical decisions every day, including planning for vaccinations, affordable housing, sanitation and transportation services, and more.

This year, filling out the census is easier than ever. The census asks just 10 simple questions that can be answered in just a few minutes online at, or by calling 844-330-2020. The census is 100% confidential, safe, and easy. Take a few minutes to secure New York City's future by visiting today!


Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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