New York City’s one million buildings account for nearly two-thirds of the city’s carbon emissions. The Climate Mobilization Act of 2019 included Local Law 97 (LL97), which sets increasingly stringent caps on greenhouse gas emissions from the city’s largest buildings starting in 2024. Most buildings over 25,000 square feet will be subject to LL97, and buildings that exceed their annual emissions limits will face financial penalties.
Buildings that include affordable and rent-regulated housing are not exempt, but are treated differently under the law:
For additional information, please see the LL97 Frequenly Asked Questions.
2024 is approaching quickly and we recommend that building owners act now to start on a path to compliance. Below are some actions building owners with near-term deadlines can do right away to start on a path to compliance:
Kinetic Communities Consulting Corporation (KC3), an affiliate of the NYC Accelerator, can provide free technical assistance to building owners of affordable housing to understand LL97, develop an appropriate work scope, identify incentives, and assemble a team to implement the work.
District 33 Workshop with NYC Accelerator: Decarbonizing Our Community - Navigating Local Building Energy Law Compliance
September 21, 2022 from 8:30-10:30am
Brooklyn Heights Library, 286 Cadman Plaza W, Brooklyn, NY 11201
This is a hybrid in-person and virtual workshop.
*Ask Me Anything: LL97 and Affordable Housing
September 22, 2022 from 6:00pm-7:00pm
*Ask Me Anything: Financing and Incentives
September 29, 2022 from 11:00am-12:00pm
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