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NYC Carbon Emission Goals

Climate change is arguably the most important issue facing our world today. New York City is no exception and as a densely populated coastal city it is even more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Buildings account for nearly three-quarters of the city’s emissions, Guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in 2014 the Mayor of the City of New York, Bill de Blasio committed to reducing its GHG emissions 80% by 2050, compared to 2005 levels (80 x 50). The Mayor created the “One City: Built to Last” document. The plan is a comprehensive 10-year roadmap to improve the energy efficiency of the city’s buildings.

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NYC Local Laws

Our city has passed a series of laws outlining new requirements for buildings that will help the city meet New York City's green carbon goals. 

We've created easy to read guides based on your specific building type so that you don't have to guess which laws your building needs to comply to! 

Download our guides on each local law to gain a full understanding of each one! 

NYC Incentive Programs

Wondering how you're going to pay for your building projects? We have a whole list of resources of New York City Incentive Programs we can match you with based on your projects. Both for new and existing buildings. 

USL Technology is an approved contractor with NYSERDACon Edison, and a subconsultant on the NYC Accelerator Program designed to help you get the best energy savings.

Download our Guide to NYC Incentive Programs! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does USL Technology help building owners and operators comply with NYC local laws?

USL Technology is prepared to discuss the current local laws and how they apply to your unique building. Our team can also assess fines associated with your property and work with you on the planning, funding, and execution of the necessary upgrades.

How do you help a tenant/prospective tenant/repeat tenant with NYC local law compliance?

Our team is prepared to discuss the current local laws that apply to your space with you and your landlord. There are a number of measures and strategies that could be applied to support local law compliance. It’s important that tenants come ready to discuss the nature of the space they operate for us to determine what works best.

When do the local laws take effect?

Each of the local laws take effect at varying times from 2009 through 2024 and beyond. LL84, LL95, and LL133 are already in effect, and LL87 is in effect for some buildings, while all buildings will be required to meet the requirements by 2023. Visit our page on NY Energy Local Laws to see the full timeline.

When is the best time to incorporate energy efficiency measures into my building?

The best time is now! The sooner you get started, the sooner you will start to see the results in lower energy costs, and better operation of your building.

What documents do I need to share to use your services?

We would need your monthly energy bills and/or utility meter number to get started. If you have already completed a local law 84/87 compliance report, this is also helpful documentation to get the process started.

What are USL’s qualifications?

USL is a certified On site Energy manager and vendor for the CTP and OsEM programs by NYSERDA. We are responsible for submitting all deliverables and receive incentive payments from NYSERDA. Our team is composed of LEED Accredited Professionals, LEED Green Associates, Certified Energy Managers etc. We have a combined experience of over 15 years in providing technical and strategic environmentally focused solutions to design, construction, real estate, and building operations professionals to support a high level of performance, value, and quality in the built environment and within businesses and organizations.

What kind of incentives are available to me as a building owner/tenant?

There are various incentives provided by the power utility company Con Edison, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority amongst others, that we can share with you if you are interested. The incentive amount would depend on the energy measures that we recommend and finalize with you.

Contact us to help you meet your energy efficiency goals. 

 Our certified specialists and services help you reduce costs, mitigate risk, and meet energy efficiency goals at absolutely no cost!