FAQ Local Law 87 Frequently Asked Questions.
We recommend that you get familiar with LL87, in the mean time, we have gathered a quick list of FAQs to help you get started right away.
What kind of building must comply with LL87?
All commercial, industrial, and residential buildings over 50,000 square feet located in the New York City 5 boroughs.
How often do I need to comply with LL87?
The ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning Report must be submitted every 10 years. The year when your building’s are due depends on the last digit of your tax block number.
How do I find out when my building’s ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning Reports are due?
The year when your building’s are due depends on the last digit of your tax block number.
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How long does it take to create and submit the Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning Report?
You should start the process at least one year before the due date, though. we recommend doing it three years before. In the event of emergencies or extraneous situations, we can help you file an extension to avoid penalties.
Am I required to upgrade my energy systems if the Retro-Commissioning Report finds them deficient?
No. In our report and analysis we will outline recommendations. These are ways in which you can tune up your existing systems without requiring capital investment. You must, however, apply the recommendations found in the Retro-Commissioning report prior to filing them to the NYC Department of Buildings.
What happens if I don’t comply with LL87?
Failure to file your LL87 compliance with the NYC Department of Buildings will result in a Class 2 Violation for your building. A Class 2 violation will prevent you from selling, refinancing, or obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy or a Letter of Completion for your building.
How do I get started?
All you need to do is simply send us a Request for Quote. We will contact you and provide you with a free quote listing all of the services we will perform for your building. Once we complete the Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning Report we will file it to the NYC Department of Buildings on your behalf.