Local Law 84 / Local Law 133
Benchmarking Local Law 84 of 2009, as amended by Local Law 133 of 2016, requires owners of buildings with a floor area of 25,000 square feet or more that fit the law’s standards to do an annual energy consumption study using an EPA Portfolio Manager.
What is Benchmarking?
Benchmarking is a simple and effective tool that allows owners and potential buyers to compare a building’s energy use to that of similar buildings to get a sense of how efficient it is.
A new custom Compliance Report for LL84 will be submitted to the City every year to comply. A report needs to be completed for each lot tied to your business to benchmark. USL Technology can help you submit the report to the City through Portfolio Manager.
What is Needed to Comply:
Violations for Failed Compliance:
The Department of Buildings (DOB) is authorized to issue a violation for any listed building that has not provided a benchmarking report. Failure to benchmark by May 1 will result in a violation and a penalty of $500. Continued failure will result in additional violations on a quarterly basis and a penalty of $500 per quarter with a maximum of $2,000.