New Energy Letter Grades
A year has passed since the launch of New York City's Energy
Efficiency Letter Grade Signs program, which means the new
updated 2021 grades are out for our city's largest buildings.
Starting today, October 1st, property owners can obtain and
print out their 2021 Letter Grade Signs from the
NOW Public Portal, to display their signs for the next
12 months. Per New York City law, all buildings over 25,000
square feet – and multiple buildings on a single lot that total
at least 100,000 square feet – are required to display these
energy grade signs at each public entrance.
Read our Service Notice
More information about Energy Grades
Local Law 97: Affordable Housing Guidance
The City has released new guidance on Local Law 97, the city's
building emission cap law, specifically for properties located
in the five boroughs that contain affordable housing units.
Developed in conjunction with the Department of Housing
Preservation and Development and the Mayor's Office of Climate
and Sustainability, this new guidance clarifies which buildings
qualify for various paths to compliance under Local Law 97 and
what emission limits those buildings must meet.
While these alternative pathways are available to buildings with
affordable and rent-regulated housing, that does not meant that
these buildings are exempt from Local Law 97 requirements. These
owners are still required to reduce their carbon emissions or
they risk fines from the city.
Local Law 97 Guidance for Affordable Housing
Local Law 97 & Affordable Housing FAQs
Recovering From Hurricane Ida
Earlier this month, communities across the five boroughs were
devastated by historic flooding from Hurricane Ida. In many
buildings, the flooding caused significant damage to mechanical,
electrical and heating systems located on the lower floors,
requiring the replacement of these building systems. While this
prospect might seem daunting, DOB and the NYC Accelerator are
hear to help!
The Department has
waived all permit fees associated with for repair work
related to damage caused by Hurricane Ida. For buildings that
have more than 5 dwelling units or are bigger than 5,000 square
feet, our friends at the NYC Accelerator are here to help you
find incentive programs and provide personalized guidance on
replacing mechanical and heating equipment with high energy
Find our more about the NYC Accelerator Program
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