Local Laws

Local Laws

Local Law 84 (LL84)

LL84 requires owners of New York City residential and commercial buildings, with a minimum of 25,000 square footage, to annually submit energy and water consumption reports to the City. Failure to submit LL84 by May 1st of every year will result in quarterly fines of $500 (for four consecutive quarters until May 1st of next year).


Local Law 87 (LL87)

What is Local Law 87 is one of the greatest regulations under the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan enacted to improve environment quality and reduce energy consumption.

Local Law 87 requires buildings over 50,000 sqft to audit, retro-commission, and submit information to the City once every 10 (ten) years.

Buildings must first undergo audits where managers then need to complete retro-commissioning, which is the process of ensuring that energy equipment has been installed correctly and is performing efficiently. A report should be submitted to the City by Dec 31st. Failure to comply will result in penalties of $3500 for the first year and $5000 for every year thereafter until the report has been submitted.

Local Law 88 (LL88)

LL88 of 2009—and its ensuing expansions with Local Law 132 and 134, the two of 2016—requires common areas in private buildings greater than 25,000 square feet and all areas in non-private buildings more noteworthy than 25,000 square feet to upgrade lighting to meet current New York City Energy Conservation Code standards by 2025. The original law and its ensuing extensions likewise require all non-residential buildings greater than 25,000 square feet to install electrical sub-meters for every huge non-private occupant space more noteworthy than 5,000 square feet and give month to month energy proclamations. The compliance deadline for both the lighting and sub-metering necessities is 2025.

Local Law 95 (LL95)

Building Energy Efficiency Rating. Local Law 95 requires owners of buildings over 25,000 square feet to obtain the Building Energy Efficiency Rating labels and display them near public entrances by October 31 of each year. Failure to comply will result in penalties of $1,250. In order to avoid a F Grade (Failure to submit), the building needs to file Local Law 84 (LL84) before its deadline of May 1st of every year. Once F&D Partners files Local Law 84 for your building we will give the instructions on how to print the Energy Letter Grade for free.

Local Law 97 (LL97)

Back in 2019, NYC took major steps to reduce the gas emissions of buildings by introducing Local Law 97 which is part of Climate Mobilization Act. This law applies to any properties above 25,000 sqft in NYC that files LL84 and has 2 targets of energy emissions for 2024-2029 and 2030-2034 those buildings should meet to avoid large violations (in some cases millions of dollars).

To achieve these targets, property owners and boards need to implement energy efficiency upgrades for several of their systems and if that will not be enough to meet the required levels then they can purchase Renewable Energy Credits, Clean Distributed Energy Resources or Greenhouse Gas Offsets to meet the targets.

In order to know what the greenhouse emissions for your building are, you will need a study that is conducted by F&D Partners that will explain which projects you need to do in order to reduce the emissions and meet the requirements without the need to purchase any credits. We will also help applying for all potential incentives from the city, state, NYSERDA or utilities such as ConEdison and National Grid.

F&D Partners offers some of the most competitive prices and will help you not only audit and file but as well with the process of compliance.