COVID-19 LL 87/09 Extension Questions


  1. Has the deadline for LL87/09 Energy Audits and Retro-commissioning been extended due to the COVID-19 health emergency?
  2. What is the criteria for approval of a request for extension to file an Energy Efficiency Report (EER) due to the COVID-19 heath emergency?
  3. How do I apply for an extension for Local Law 87/09 due to the COVID-19 health emergency?

  1. Has the deadline for LL87/09 Energy Audits and Retro-commissioning been extended due to the COVID-19 health emergency?

    The deadline remains at December 31, 2020, unless a request for extension has been submitted and meets the criteria for approval.  Approved extension applications due to the COVID-19 health emergency extend the deadline by six months, to June 30, 2021.

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  1. What is the criteria for approval of a request for extension to file an Energy Efficiency Report (EER) due to the COVID-19 heath emergency?

    The criteria for approval (at a minimum) requires that the energy audit field visit has been conducted and the date on which it was conducted must be clearly indicated on the EER2 application.
    The supporting documentation may include, but not be limited to, the following:

    • The dated, signed contract between the building owner and the consultant
    • Dates(s) of site visit(s) conducted for energy auditing and retro-commissioning

    *Approval of an extension request will not be given to those buildings that have not yet initiated an energy audit site visit.

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  1. How do I apply for an extension for Local Law 87/09 due to the COVID-19 health emergency?

    To apply for an extension of time to file an Energy Efficiency Report (EER) due to the COVID-19 emergency, email a completed EER2 Application (Application for extension of time to file EER) along with the supporting documentation to LL87@buildings.nyc.gov by 12/31/2020. The extension request should be submitted under the “Good Faith Effort” option on the EER2 application, and must clearly state that it is due to the COVID-19 health emergency. The extension request must fully explain why the submission could not be made by the deadline and include documentation that substantiates the criteria for approval.  The extension request must be notarized and signed by the building owner/owner’s representative. The consultant cannot be listed as the building owner’s representative on the extension request form. The Department will confirm receipt of the EER2 application via an email that will include instructions regarding how to make the required payment.

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