New York City Energy Benchmark Requirement, Local Law 84, No. 476-A
On December 9, 2009, the New York City Council adopted four local laws designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. Together, these local laws create a New York City Energy Conservation Code that requires buildings that exceed 50,000 gross square feet to benchmark energy and water consumption (applicable to both commercial and multifamily buildings, starting in 2011), perform energy audits, retro-commission base building systems (applicable to both commercial and multifamily building starting in 2013), implement lighting upgrades (applicable to both commercial and multifamily building by 2025), and implement sub-metering in tenant spaces (applicable to commercial).
Local Law 84, No. 476-A, signed into law by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on December 28th, 2009, adds Article 309 to Chapter 3 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code. It requires owners of covered buildings (buildings over 50,000 square feet) to submit information relating to the building’s total energy and water use for the previous calendar year to an internet-based database system. This information will, in turn, be used in order to provide benchmarks that help to track and assess the energy and water use of these buildings and compare their use to other similar buildings. Owners of covered buildings must benchmark their buildings annually by May 1st, of every year. The building’s total use must include all direct metered residential and commercial spaces within the building.
En-Power Group can handle every need related to Local Law 84, No. 476-A, keeping you compliant and providing you with valuable information that will help to control your energy needs and reduce costs.
More information on Local law 84, No. 973-A, follow this link (PDF download): http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/downloads/pdf/ll84of2009.pdf
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