NYC Local Law 84 & 33 – Energy Benchmarking Compliance and Letter Grade Posting
Local Law 84 (LL84) is an annual assessment of qualified buildings energy usage for the year. Any building that is on the Covered Building List is required to submit their utility usage for the previous year to NYC DOB, who in turn, generates a letter grade to ‘benchmark’ a building’s energy performance. Similar to restaurant letter grades, Local Law 33 (LL33) mandates that these letter scores be posted publicly, with the intent that buildings would be driven to improve their performance (letter grade) through reduction of their carbon emissions. Not only does LL84/33 drive buildings to operate better for the environment, but in many cases, buildings can use this data to lower operating costs by identifying system inefficiencies.
- Buildings with 25,000+ square feet on the Covered Buildings List must their benchmarking report to the NYC Department of Buildings by May 1st for the previous calendar year.
- Fines for non-compliance start at $500 per quarter until requirement is satisfied.
How Metro Group Helps:
- Metro Group will file relevant water, gas, electricity, and oil consumption data and submit it to the DOB.
- We will save your data in our E-BINDER for easy access during any DOB inspection