As part of its "Greener, Greater Buildings Plan," the City of New York has passed several pieces of legislation to promote more efficient utility usage. One of the new laws, Local Law 84 (NYC LL84), requires all buildings (commercial and residential) over 50,000 square feet to benchmark their energy usage and report this data to the EPA on an annual basis. The final date that this initial benchmarking must be filed is May 1, 2011, with subsequent reports filed annually by May 1. For benchmarking purposes, the EPA has launched a website that is used to collect your building’s energy benchmarking data. The energy rating received by your building is then published once a year on the Department of Finance website. Failure to upload benchmarked data into the Portfolio Manager comprises a violation of the building code.
At Energy Spectrum, we provide a full range of consulting services to save you money on your energy/utility costs and help you keep up to date and compliant with the latest laws and codes. In addition to offering compliance with Local Law 84, Energy Spectrum works with our clients to reduce their building's energy consumption, minimize costs and take full advantage of all available incentive and demand reduction programs.