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Local Law 84


March 29, 2011 | Posted by Winefsky, Josh | Permalink

In December of 2009, as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, the New York City Council enacted Local Law 84, which requires owners of certain covered buildings to benchmark energy and water use (the scope and process of this requirement are described in this post).  The inaugural benchmarking due date was intended to be May 1, 2011.  However, on March 21, 2011 the City’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability announced that “for at least three months after May 1, 2011, no penalty will be assessed due to failure to comply with the benchmarking requirements of Local Law 84.”  Thus, the deadline for compliance has effectively been extended until August 1, 2011 to allow owners of covered buildings additional time to get acquainted with the benchmarking procedure.

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