NY Energy Local Laws

NYC has made a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, and over the last 15+ years, 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


Robust Energy Audit

Buildings >50,000 sq ft


Solar or Green Roof

Roofs >2,000 sq ft


Efficiency Grades (A-D)

Buildings >25,000 sq ft

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

Carbon Limit/Budget

Buildings >25,000 sq ft