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 intention of Local Law 87 is for facility owners and managers to have a tool to help improve the facility’s energy efficiency. The process culminates with the filing of an Energy Efficiency Report (EER) with the NYC Department of Buildings.

Starting in 2013, each facility is expected to comply during the appropriate time in a rolling deadline process.  If your facility’s building block and lot (BBL) number ends in “3” the deadline for compliance is 2013. For facilities with BBLs that end in “4” the deadline for compliance is the year 2014, and so on.   If you have a facility whose BBL ends in “3” and have not started the process to comply with Local Law 87, the time to start is now, as the process can be a lengthy ones  Those that do not comply are subject to fines by New York City.

Bright Energy Services can help guide you through this process.  Our team will handle all elements of the Local Law 87 compliance process, including performing a detailed analysis of all areas and systems including HVAC, lighting and mechanical systems; preparing an energy-efficiency analysis of the building with recommendations for efficiency improvements; the implementation of retro commissioning and upgrades; and filing all paperwork needed for compliance. If your facility is eligible for any rebates, Bright Energy Services will handle the paperwork and help secure the incentives available to help offset the expenditures for these projects.  Call today. 347-470-7090


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