COMPLYING WITH NYC LOCAL LAWS
Bringing your building into compliance with NYC's Local Laws that govern emissions can be a daunting task. You need a trusted engineering partner to help make your building a better place to live, and a better asset to own.
The principals of VoltAir Power have been at the forefront of cutting emissions and increasing the efficiency in NYC for over 20 years.
2024 IS ALMOST HERE
NYC Local Laws governing energy conservation, emissions and pollution are among the most ambitious and comprehensive in the US. Their goal is to reduce the emissions produced by the city’s largest buildings by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.
From boiler upgrades to cogeneration plants to solar installations, we have unparalleled expertise in retrofitting existing buildings with a wide range of technologies. We have the tools and knowhow to guide building owners and managers in the urgent effort to de-carbonize NYC.
The laws provide a mix of carrots and sticks to incentivize property owners to make the necessary upgrades. Currently the carrots, consisting of generous incentives are the prevalent means of inducement. But beginning in 2024 the sticks, in the form of citations penalties will begin to increase at an accelerated pace. 2024 is practically around the corner. Many building upgrades require months of upfront planning and preparations with lead-times for certain equipment at months in advance. Waiting to start the process close to the deadline will only make projects more expensive.
NYC Local Law 97
Most buildings over 25,000 square feet will be required to meet new energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions limits. The goal is to reduce the emissions produced by the city’s largest buildings by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.
Lighting upgrades and sub-metering that will help buildings achieve significant energy savings.
Mandates that buildings over 50,000 gross square feet undergo periodic energy audit and retro-commissioning measures
Requires buildings to meet the most current energy code for any renovation or alteration project.
Requires annual benchmarking data to be submitted by owners of buildings with more than 50,000 s.f. for public disclosure by May 1. This will bring transparency for energy and water usage.
Requires owners of buildings over 25,000 sf to obtain the Building Energy Efficiency Rating labels and display them near public entrances by October 31 of each year. The label includes an ENERGY STAR® score and a corresponding A-D letter grade to give New Yorkers a snapshot of the building's energy performance.
Expands the the list of buildings required to be benchmarked for energy and water efficiency to city-owned buildings with gross 10,000 sf.