The Advisory Board, Working Groups, and the Department of Buildings (DOB) will work together to produce a set of recommendations to help owners comply with Local Law 97, targeting a 40% reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings sector by 2030.
The Working Groups are already soliciting feedback from stakeholders and experts to craft these recommendations. When those recommendations are complete, they will be presented to the Advisory Board, who will then present them to DOB leadership. The final reports will be presented to the Mayor and City Council by January 1, 2023.
The first report will have recommendations about how to improve methods used to determine the energy performance of a building. The report will also include a reference guide that makes it clear who is responsible for which aspects of improving the energy efficiency of a building, such as the owners and building designers.
That report must include the following areas of analysis, but can include further recommendations as well:
Finally, is the Mayor’s goal of reducing citywide emissions 80% by 2050 addressed by all the recommendations?
The second report will provide recommendations on how to improve energy performance for covered buildings. These recommendations must achieve at least a 40 percent reduction in the emissions of all covered buildings by 2030. That report must include the following areas of analysis, but can include further assessments as well: