Walk-in Benchmarking Information Sessions for owners of mid-size buildings initially scheduled for May 11, June 8 and July 13 have now been re-scheduled to take place at 280 Broadway, 3rd floor Conference Room, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on the following dates:
Monday, September 17, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
Monday, November 5, 2018
Borough, block, and lot number of the building
Contact information: name, email address or/and telephone number
Reason for dispute
The DOB Rule provides details on compliance with Local Law 84 (LL84/2009). §103-06 Amendment of Reporting Requirements for Energy and Water Use reflects the expansion of the list of buildings required to benchmark under Local Law 133 (LL133/2016) and has an effective date of June 6, 2018.
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Please Note: 2018 Benchmarking Compliance Deadline for the 2017 Calendar Year has been extended. The 2017 calendar year data is now due no later than December 31, 2018. For more information, read the Department’s Service Notice.
If you believe a violation was issued in error, you may submit a Benchmarking Violation Challenge Form. This form must be sent to the DOB within 30 days of the violation’s postmark. Email it to email@example.com.
If you do not have access to email, please mail the form to:
NYC Department of Buildings
Attn: Sustainability Enforcement Unit
280 Broadway 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
To follow up on a challenge, please call the (212) 393-2574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentation substantiating a challenge must accompany the challenge form. A challenge may include, but is not necessarily limited to, one of the following:
Proof from the Department of Finance that the building in question is not a covered building as defined in NYC Administrative Code §28-309.2;
Proof of timely benchmarking as indicated by a confirmation email from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Portfolio Manager that includes a date-stamped copy of data released to the city;
Proof that the building was demolished, or was a new building with a NB permit and has not yet obtained a first TCO;
Certification to the Department by a registered design professional (use this Form) where real property is not more than three stories, consisting of a series of attached, detached or semi-detached dwellings, for which ownership and the responsibility for maintenance of the HVAC systems and hot water heating systems is held by each individual dwelling unit owner, and with no HVAC system or hot water heating system in the series serving more than two dwelling units;
Proof of each factor listed in the “Exception” provision of section 28- 309.4.3 of the Administrative Code, including proof of a request for benchmarking assistance, as defined in section 28-309.11 of the Administrative Code. Such proof shall consist of a completed copy of the submitted Request for Benchmarking Assistance form; or
Documentation to be submitted in the case where an Owner is a subsequent bona fide purchaser for the year in question:
Copy of the deed
Notarized affidavit stating that there is no relationship between the previous Owner and the subsequent bonafide purchaser. If the subsequent bonafide purchaser is an entity, the affidavit must be on the entity’s letterhead and signed by the Owner or an officer of the entity. The affidavit must include:
The name of the subsequent bonafide purchaser
The location of the property
A statement that the subsequent bonafide purchaser did not receive the property as a gift
A statement that the subsequent bonafide purchaser had no interest or relationship with the prior owner at the time of purchase; and
A statement that the subsequent bonafide purchaser is not acting in any way for the benefit of the prior Owner.