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"Buildings account for 75 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in New York City, yet many property owners and managers do not know they can be a part of the solution and save money by making their buildings more energy efficient. This benchmarking report will help us understand where we can act most quickly to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve our PlaNYC goals." - Mayor Michael Bloomberg
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New Local Laws
In order to meet the city's goals, an array of local laws have been implemented, spelling out the steps buildings must take to reduce their energy consumption. Local Law 84 requires yearly benchmarking of energy and water usage; Local Law 85-the New York City Energy Conservation Code-establishes new, more stringent efficiency standards that apply both to renovations and new construction; Local Law 87 requires regular American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level II energy audits, as well as retro-commissioning of base building systems as needed; and finally, Local Law 88 requires that lighting in commercial buildings be upgraded for energy efficiency and that submeters be installed in tenant spaces.
As for the energy audits, buildings must comply with Local Law 87 on a staggered schedule up to 2022, and those located on a block that ends in "3" must comply by December 31, 2013. In 2014, buildings on which their block ends in a "4" must comply next year, "5" in 2015, and so on. Those buildings that are due in 2013 and 2014 should start the process now as fines are steep. Fines for missed deadlines start at $3,000 and go up to $5,000. The audit must be conducted under the supervision of an energy auditor, and the retro-commissioning study must be completed by a certified retro-commissioning agent.
The Bonded Group -
Performing Energy Compliance Audits
Helping owners meet minimum acceptable energy standards in Buildings
Saving money by going beyond the standards
Installing holistic, whole building sensor/controls in Buildings
Oyster Bay - Manhattan - Stony Brook
(516) 922-9867 (646) 502-5110
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