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LOCAL LAW 84

How to Comply With New York Local Law 84

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The idea behind Local Law 84 is that taking stock of a building’s energy consumption is the first step to improving its energy efficiency. But gathering all the data and compiling it can be complicated, if not time consuming, for busy building managers. Meanwhile, penalties for lateness can be costly. Original Energy is here to help. Our team will a complete project folder, priced and ready for installation.

Phoenix Energy provides building owners with hands-free ECAD compliance by interfacing with Portfolio Manager and completing all aspects of the reporting process.

The annual benchmarking data is required to be submitted to the City by May 1st of every year. Once a satisfactory report is submitted by the May 1st deadline, there is no additional responsibility until the following year. If you do not submit a report by May 1, you may aim for the next quarterly deadline of August 1. Subsequent deadlines are November 1 and February 1 of the following year.

The Department may issue a Notice of Violation to any property on the Covered Buildings List that has not provided a fully compliant benchmarking report by the May 1 deadline. Failure to submit the report by May 1 will result in a penalty of $500.00. Continued failure to report usage by the next quarterly deadline may result in additional violations penalties of $500 per violation, up to $2000 per year.

The Department may also issue a Notice of Violation to any property on the Covered Buildings List that failed to comply with the Local Law 33 of 2018. Failure to timely display the Building Energy Efficiency Rating label will result in a fine of $1,250.

Pay the penalty for failure to benchmark energy and water use as per Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York §103-06 (l). The fee is $500 per benchmarking violation.

The NYC Benchmarking Law, Local Law 84 of 2009 as amended by Local Law 133 of 2016, requires owners of buildings that meet the criteria outlined in the law to annually measure their energy and water consumption through a process called benchmarking. The law standardizes this process by requiring building owners to utilize the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) online benchmarking tool, Energy Star Portfolio Manager®, to enter and submit the usage data to the City by May 1st of every year. This data increases transparency regarding properties’ annual energy and water usage – the first step for building owners and tenants in making their buildings operate more efficiently.

Remember, New York City’s “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan” (GGBP) not only protects the environment, but also saves you money as you eliminate waste (water leaks, lights, and AC running with little oversight).  As a matter of fact, EZ Energy Services can help with financing options that promise quick ROI or even, often, completely offset costs.

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Phoenix Energy provides building owners with hands-free ECAD compliance by interfacing with Portfolio Manager and completing all aspects of the reporting process.