NYC Energy Local Laws

With Mayor’s De
Blasio’s vision in “One City Built to Last”, NYC set its goal to reduce 
Carbon Emissions 80% by 2050. The Climate Mobilization Act of 2019 (Local Laws 92, 94, 95, 96, and 97) was passed. 

Prior to that, Mayor Bloomberg, with his vision in
the “Greener Greater Buildings Plan” of 2009 (Local Laws (84, 85, 86, 87, and 88), had set the tone to reduce NYC’s carbon emissions
40% by 2030.

As a result, for over a decade now, our city has passed a series of laws outlining new requirements for buildings that will help the city meet these goals. Here is an overview of the laws and how they are closely related to each other.


Annual Benchmarking

Buildings >25,000 sq ft


NYC Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC)



Robust Energy Audit

Buildings >50,000 sq ft


Lighting Upgrades and Sub-metering >25,000 sq ft



Solar or Green Roof

Roofs >2,000 sq ft




Efficiency Grades (A-D), 

F: Non-Compliance

Buildings >25,000 sq ft


Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Loans


LL97-Phase 1 (2024-2029) & Phase 2 (2030→)

Annual Carbon Limit

Buildings >25,000 sq ft