Local Law 84/87 compliance improves your bottom line and we make it easy.

Our Green Energy Gurus will Help You:

  • Comply with Local Law 84 and 87 for free
  • Perform energy audit to identify the building operational needs
  • Identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency
Energy Audit for Local Law 87 Compliance
What gets measured gets improved
There are numerous opportunities to improve your energy efficiency. We help you do energy audit and find the best solutions and contractors to get the job done right. By managing the process and ensuring you satisfaction, we can save you time and money. Our Green Energy Gurus are here to help you with current projects or to identify what opportunities exist.

Projects we do

  • Lighting Retrofit
  • AC/DC motor conversion
  • Smart Thermostat upgrades

Energy Efficiency Process

  • Identify efficiency opportunities in New York
  • Select contractor to perform assessment
  • Review proposal
  • Select project and schedule work
  • We manage workflow and follow up to ensure your satisfaction
FAQ: Local Law 87 Made Simple


What is Local Law 87 (LL87)?

Local Law 87 is one of the four laws in New York’s Greener, Greater Building Plan (GGBP) which is aimed at improving the energy and water efficiency in New York’s largest buildings. Local Law 87 requires buildings that exceed 50,000 gross square feet to undergo an energy audit, retro-commissioning and submit an energy report to the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB).  


Who needs to comply with LL87?

  • Any building exceeding 50.000 gross square feet
  • Two or more buildings on the same tax lot, together surpassing 100.000 gross square feet
  • Two or more buildings held in the condominium form of ownership governed by the same board of managers and that together exceed 100,000 gross square feet.


When should I start?

To properly correct the deficiencies, you should start the process at least one year prior to the deadline


How often do I have to conduct an audit?

Every ten years


What equipment needs to be checked?

During the energy audit, a specialized energy auditor needs to identify the building operational needs including temperature and humidity set points, operating hours and electricity consumption to develop proposals and improvements to the base building systems such as:

  • HVAC systems

  • Conveying systems

  • Hot water systems

  • Building envelope

  • Electrical and lighting systems.

Proposals might include modifications to correct deficiencies such as cleaning, adjustments of valves, sensors, controls or changes in operational practices. Moreover, proposals could also include the installation of new energy-efficient equipment, insulation or energy management system that allows optimizing the energy performance of the building.


What happens if I don't comply?

According to LL87 rules, if you fail to comply, you will have to pay a penalty of $3,000 on the first year and $5,000 for each additional year until EER is submitted to the DoB.


Do I have to file with the DOB?

No, your energy auditor will do it for you.


Why do you need an energy auditor to comply with LL87?

A certified energy auditor by the DoB will develop a complete proposal for you to be compliant with LL87. The Proposal and the report include:

  • All current deficiencies of the building energy performance and the solutions to improve the energy efficiency of the building.

  • All capital improvements and methodologies that would reduce energy operating costs of the building if they were implemented.

  • Associated annual energy savings, cost of implementation and payback times of new upgrades.

  • A breakdown of energy usage by type of system after the implementation of upgrades, as well as, the predicted energy savings by type of system.  


What can we do for you?

Phoenix Energy Group as a certified energy auditor under the jurisdiction of the DoB of NYC specializes in providing solutions to its customers to achieve energy efficiency goals. With over 25 years of experience, our specialists perform energy management analysis and procedures according to Local Law 84 and 87.

We use approved methodologies to calculate annual energy savings and propose certified energy savings technologies to help you improve the efficiency of your building and reducing your carbon footprint.

Sign up with us and start saving thousands of dollars annually while complying with LL87 by requesting an energy audit with Phoenix Energy Group. We are a green energy guru located in NYC that truly understands the needs, the market and the alternatives that you need to maximize your profits and energy efficiency.