Below are some online resources that can help you learn more about benchmarking and how to comply with the NYC Benchmarking Law.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a range of courses and webinars that will train you in how to use Portfolio Manager®.
The New York City Sustainability Help Center is the free, one stop shop for information, assistance, and answers to your questions about the NYC Benchmarking Law.
If you have questions about deadlines, you are not sure if your building is covered, or if you need help navigating ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, we are here to help. Our trained staff will walk you through the steps, point you to training and informational resources, and help you resolve problems so that you can meet the May 1 deadline with time to spare.
Alternatively, you can fill out this Contact Form.
BHC staff are available Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM.
If you believe your building should or should not be on the Covered Buildings List, please email the Department of Finance (DOF) at firstname.lastname@example.org to dispute building square footage or the number of buildings on a tax lot for both the NYC Benchmarking Law and the NYC Energy Audits and Retro-commissioning Law (LL87) lists. This is also where you can report a change of ownership during the benchmarking year.
Include the following information in your email:
To reach the Department of Buildings for questions related to enforcement and violations, please email email@example.com with your building's identification information (including BBL, BIN, address, and/or violation number) and a short description of your question.
This is also where you can question the requirement to benchmark for buildings that have an active Demolition or New Building permit, or do not have a Certificate of Occupancy.
All inquiries about water benchmarking should be directed to the Department of Environmental Protection at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYC Benchmarking Law and Rule