NYC Energy Local Laws

 

With Mayor’s De
Blasio’s vision in “One City Built to Last”, NYC set its goal to reduce its
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.

LL84/LL133

Annual Benchmarking

Buildings >25,000 sq ft

LL85

NYC Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC)

 

LL87

Robust Energy Audit

Buildings >50,000 sq ft

LL88

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

LL92/LL94

Solar or Green Roof

Roofs >2,000 sq ft

LL95

Efficiency Grades (A-D), 

F: Non-Compliance

Buildings >25,000 sq ft

LL96

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Loans

 

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

Annual Carbon Limit

Buildings >25,000 sq ft