Category Archives: Legislation

NYC Local Law 87 2014

The second cycle of New York City Local Law 87 is here and it’s time for nearly 1,500 buildings whose tax lot numbers end with the number “4” to starting getting serious about completing their energy audits and retro-commissioning requirements. … Continue reading

Posted in Benefits, Business Practices, Energy, Legislation, Sustainability | Leave a comment

DOUBLE, TRIPLE, AND QUADRUPLE REBATES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS – FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Due to the anticipated decommissioning of the Indian Point Energy Center in 2016, Westchester County and New York City will likely experience very serious energy shortages. In attempt to mitigate power outages during peak hours, Con Edison and NYSERDA have … Continue reading

Posted in Benefits, Energy, Finance, Green Living, Incentives, Legislation, Sustainability | Leave a comment

The Clean Power Plan

On June 2nd, President Obama proposed a massive U.S. carbon regulation under the 1970 Clean Air Act. Using executive power, the President issued a new rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. Consequences of this rule are … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Energy, Legislation, Sustainability | Leave a comment

NYC LL87 2013 Deadline Approaching

Property owners across New York City are scrambling to get their buildings in compliance with Local Law 87. Every year, 1,300 to 1,500 buildings are responsible for submitting a comprehensive Energy Efficiency Report (EER) to the City. A total of … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Green Living, Legislation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

City-Wide Oil to Gas Conversion

As the largest and one of the most densely populated cities in America, New York City is facing a very significant environmental danger – air pollution. Over 5% of deaths in NYC is attributed to contaminated air. One of the … Continue reading

Posted in Legislation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Basics of New York City Local Law 87

If your facility is located in the five boroughs of New York City and is 50,000 square feet or more, Local Law 87 mandates conducting an energy audit and performing a retro commissioning study of the base building systems. The … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Green Living, Legislation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tax Time is Over – Start Planning for Next Year. Earn a Significant Tax Deduction for Certain Energy Efficiency Improvements!

The Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (CBTD), which was created by the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005 and extended by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, is scheduled to expire on December 31st of 2013. This … Continue reading

Posted in Legislation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Local Law 84: Benchmarking

As of 2009, a legislation knows as NYC Local Law 84 was passed. This LL84 refers to the requirements for all buildings in New York City over 50,000 square feet to submit an annual energy benchmark. In addition all properties … Continue reading

Posted in Legislation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment