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NYC Mayor Urged to Commit $1Bn to Energy Efficiency (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-01-24
In the Big Apple, Mayor de Blasio is being lobbied by City Comptroller Scott Stringer to commit $1 billion per year to the upgrading of the energy efficiency of the city's public housing. The cash would build on the city's Dirty Buildings Law requiring energy upgrades and improvements.

In 2019, budgeted $60 million to start retrofitting municipal buildings. Retrofitting can entail changes to lighting and upgrades to air distribution systems. The Mayor has proposed roughly $300 million for "building construction, reconstruction or retrofit" over the next four years. (Source: Various Media, NY Daily News, 23 Jan., 2020)Contact: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio,

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NYC Bldgs Soon to Display Energy Efficiency Grades (Ind. Report)
Energy Efficiency
Date: 2019-11-25
In the Big Apple, under Local Law 33, which was passed in 2018 for implementation in 2020, all New York City buildings of 25,000 square-feet or more will be graded from A through D for energy efficiency and required to publicly display that grade along with the date of compliance.

To be graded by the city, buildings must submit their latest energy reports -- their Energy Star Portfolio Manager report -- by May 2020 to get their energy efficiency grade. The grade is based on Energy Star score, with buildings over 85 getting an A. An Energy Star score of 70-84 gets you a B, 55-69 is a C, and anything less than 55 is a D and subject to possible financial penalties. The program is in keeping with New York City's long-term energy efficiency and climate goals.(Source: FacilitiesNet, Nov., 2019)

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NYC Considers Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Ind. Report)
NYC Energy Efficiency
Date: 2018-12-07
Members of the New York City Council have introduced a proposal to impose mandatory building energy efficiency standards. The standards, which vary by building type and use, would apply to buildings greater than 25,000 square feet, though rent-regulated buildings would be exempt.

The standards are expressed as annual limits on carbon dioxide equivalent emissions, based on different emissions intensity limits applicable to different categories of buildings. The limits would first be effective in 2022, with increasingly stringent limits over time. There are variance provisions, including one related to economic hardship. (Source: Foley & Loag LLP. Pr, Dec., 2018)

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