Oct 2016–NYC’s expanded energy efficiency laws will now cover more buildings than before. An additional 10,000 properties to be more precise, covering nearly 350 million square feet. Chances are that your NYC building, portfolio of buildings, or your tenants WILL BE AFFECTED by these newest changes so take note. For this next round, newly compliant properties under LL84 will not be … Continue reading Regulation Updates: NYC’s Energy Efficiency Laws Expand To Cover More Buildings. Is Yours Affected?
Earlier this month, Great Forest was invited to a meeting with New York City officials to go over changes ahead of this year’s benchmarking submission deadline of May 1. Great Forest was responsible for submitting data for over 60 buildings in NYC last year, making it one of the top benchmarking consultants in the city. Representatives from the Department … Continue reading Preparing for May 1 Deadline – Auto Uploads and Other NYC Benchmarking Updates
If you have properties in Boston, note that it is the latest city to require buildings to disclose their energy use. Boston now follows seven other cities (NYC, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Austin, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Seattle) and two states (California and Washington) that have energy benchmarking laws. Buildings owned by the city are required to … Continue reading Boston: Latest City in Energy Benchmarking Drive
While there is still no official confirmation of benchmarking reporting deadlines for D.C., we want to remind property owners and managers in the nation’s capital to begin planning now. As we mentioned in ourlast update, deadlines could fall as early as Jan. 2013 for buildings larger than 150,000 sq. feet. Fines for missing reporting deadlines … Continue reading D.C. Benchmarking Update
While benchmarking may not yet be mandatory across the country, its benefits are clear. Over the past few months, we completed benchmarking energy use in over nine million square feet of commercial space in New York to meet the August 1 deadline for compliance with the state’s Local Law 84. So what’s next for benchmarked … Continue reading Over Nine Million Sq. Feet Benchmarked. Now What?