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April 9, 2021


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Local Law 97: Building Emissions Adjustments Applications

Starting April 12, 2021, DOB will begin accepting applications for adjustments to a building’s annual emissions limits for the 2024-2029 calendar years and for not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare facilities. Applications for adjustments must be submitted in DOB NOW: Safety. Please read our Service Notice for full details.

Excessive Emissions Due to a Special Circumstance
The deadline for applications for adjustments to annual building emissions limits for calendar years 2024-2029 for buildings with excessive emissions due to a special circumstance is June 30, 2021. The filing fee for these applications is $2,450.

Not-for-profit Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
Applications for adjustments to annual building emissions limits for not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare facilities must be submitted no later than July 21, 2021. The filing fee for these applications is $335.

DOB NOW Training for Adjustment Requests
DOB is providing free online training sessions to explain the process for submitting an adjustment request in DOB NOW: Safety. To register for training and access step-by-step guides, user manuals, and videos, visit the DOB NOW Training Page at

Additional Guidance on Local Law 97:
Owners of covered buildings are encouraged to visit the Department’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting page for more details. For general information on building emissions adjustment requirements, including how to submit your application, please see our filing guide. For assistance with a building emissions application, owners can submit an inquiry using the DOB NOW Help Form at

2020 Energy Conservation Code Now Available!

The 2020 Energy Conservation Code is now available for purchase. Get your copy of the 2020 Energy Conservation Code today to find out more about New York City's targeted measures to ensure that the construction of new buildings, additions, and alterations will meet the city's emissions and sustainability standards.

The new 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC) was adopted by the New York City Council on March 29th, 2020. The NYCECC aligns with the following New York State provisions:

Visit to purchase your copy of the Code today!

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Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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