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Local Law 84 / Local Law 133

Annual Benchmarking

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:

  • General Information
    General information on the state of your building.
  • Building Energy Bills
    Fuel Oil, Natural Gas, Steam, Electricity, Water, etc.
  • Benchmark Report Submission
    Submit your report to the city.

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.

May 1st
August 1st
November 1st
February 1st
Total Per Date
Cumulative Total

How USL Technology Can Help:

  • Gather Information
    Gather information on your building such as square footage, systems being used, state of the building and roof.
  • Obtain Bills and Reports
    Obtain common area utility bills and aggregate reports from Con Ed and National Grid.
  • Analyze Documents
    Work with you and review your information to make sure that it is complete and accurate.
  • Upload Information
    Upload your information to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, as required by the law.
  • Submit Benchmarking Report
    Submit your benchmarking report to the NYC Department of Finance and confirm receipt and compliance.
  • Safekeeping Information
    Keep records for customer for three years, as required by law.

Book A Consultation to learn more how we can help you comply with NYC local laws.