Benchmarking Resources

Benchmarking Resources

Below are some online resources that can help you learn more about benchmarking and how to comply with the NYC Benchmarking Law.

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® Support Training

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a range of courses and webinars that will train you in how to use Portfolio Manager®.


Training Videos for NYC Benchmarking


Where to Get Help

NYC Sustainability Help Center

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.

Contact Information
Email: questions@benchmarkinghelpcenter.org
Phone: 212-566-5584
Alternatively, you can fill out this Contact Form.

BHC staff are available Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM.

Department of Finance

If you believe your building should or should not be on the Covered Buildings List, please email the Department of Finance (DOF) at benchmarking@finance.nyc.gov 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:

  • The building(s) borough, block and lot numbers
  • Contact name
  • Contact email address or telephone number
  • Reason for dispute

Department of Buildings

To reach the Department of Buildings for questions related to enforcement and violations, please email sustainability@buildings.nyc.gov 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.

Department of Environmental Protection

All inquiries about water benchmarking should be directed to the Department of Environmental Protection at waterbenchmarking@dep.nyc.gov.


Additional Resources

NYC Benchmarking Law and Rule