According to NYC Local Law 84, as of May 1, 2011 all buildings 50,000 square feet and larger must have ENERGY STAR Benchmarked and reported their building’s energy & water use. As part of PlaNYC 2030, your building’s reported ENERGY STAR benchmarking score will soon be part of the public record. The Cotocon Group can manage the LL84 requirements and start you saving money on building operations, making your building more competitive.
NYC Local Law 84 (LL84): BENCHMARKING ENERGY AND WATER USE Qualifying Facts
- LL84 covers buildings only in NYC’s five boroughs: Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn & Staten Island
- Buildings must be 50,000 square feet or larger
- LL84 requires the measurement & benchmarking of building energy & water use, and the submittal of the results to the City of New York
- Benchmarking reveals the relative efficiency of underlying systems, enabling owners, managers, and prospective buyers and tenants to evaluate operational performance in comparison to similar buildings.
- Each year between January 1st and April 31st data must be collected and submitted for the prior year
- The owner is responsible for reporting results to the Department of Finance.
- The owner must request tenant energy data in January, using the Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability (OLTPS) form, and the tenant has until February 15th (or the day s/he moves out, if earlier) to report such information.
- Owners must maintain records for three years. Incomplete tenant data does not exempt the building from compliance.