Local Law 97 Compliance

Local Law 97 (2019): establishes carbon emission limits for buildings in New York City. This law applies to buildings that are greater than 25,000 square feet and use more than 6,000 MMBtu of energy annually. The purpose of this law is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city by reducing energy consumption in buildings. Key points of the law include:

  • Buildings must reduce their carbon emissions by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.
  • Buildings must submit annual energy efficiency reports to the city.
  • Buildings must meet energy efficiency standards in order to be eligible for city grants and incentives.
  • Buildings must adhere to the city’s energy conservation codes.
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