Buildings news update

April 27, 2021


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DOB's Build Safe | Live Safe Digital Conference Starts Next Week, May 3-7

DOB's second annual digital conference, Build Safe | Live Safe Digital 2021: Safety and Sustainability, is kicking off next week.

Taking place from May 3rd to May 7th, 2021, to coincide with National Construction Safety Week and OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, the conference is free and open to the public, with many courses also eligible for AIA continuing education credits. Attendees will also have the ability to attend worker safety sessions offered in multiple languages.

Register today to hear from Department experts on important industry topics including construction safety, building maintenance, building sustainability, and NYC's regulatory landscape, including a session devoted to explaining the changes outlined in safety legislation recently introduced in City Council.

Check out our conference course offerings and sign up today at

Failure to Post Building Energy Efficiency Rating Labels

Starting April 29, 2021, the Department will start issuing violations to owners of buildings over 25,000 square feet or multiple buildings on a lot that total 100,000 square feet or more that appear on the NYC Benchmarking Covered Buildings List who fail to post an Energy Efficiency Rating Label as required by Local Law 33 of 2018.

Per the rule, an owner who fails to post the label within 30 days after October 1 will be subject to a civil penalty of $1250. Covered buildings were required to post the label starting back in October 2020.

Owners who receive a violation for failure to post the Energy Efficiency Label can view and pay the civil penalties, or challenge the violation, through a new portal in DOB NOW: Safety.

For More Information

See our Service Notice for more information.

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