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New York Local Law 87

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The Best Service and Value for Local Law 87 Energy Audits & Retro-commissioning

The best value for Local Law 87 Energy audits and retro-commissioning is obtained when an expert energy auditor develops a technical process to determine the operational needs of the building.

The best energy audit service may include improving the deficiencies, such as cleaning and adjusting valves, sensors, and controls, or modifying operating procedures. Furthermore, the proposals may consist of installing new energy-efficient equipment, insulation, or energy management systems that allow for improved energy efficiency of the building.

The report filing date is based on the last digit of your building’s tax block number. The following table explains when your next report is due.

Last digit
of tax block
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
Report due
in year

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Avoid violations and delays. Start the LL87 compliance process for your building at least 1 year before the due date.


Local Law 87 Frequently Asked Questions:

Who should follow Local law 87 newyork?

  1. Any building with an area of ​​more than 50,000 square feet
  2. More than 100,000 square feet of two or more buildings on a single tax share
  3. The joint property, governed by a single board of directors and has more than 100,000 square feet, consists of two or more buildings.

What are the requirements for LL87?

  • The building owner must provide all relevant information in the Electronic Energy Efficiency Report (EER).
  • Buildings covered by LL87 must submit a retro commission and audit every ten years.
  • The year of commitment is determined by the last digit of the building tax block number.
  • After submitting the EER, you must pay to comply with LL87 fully. Costs may include an initial filing fee, an application for an extension, or a repair.

What are the consequences of non-compliance with LL87?

Under LL87 rules, failure to submit an energy efficiency rate on the relevant maturity date carries a penalty in the first year and each additional year until the award rate is brought forward to the applicable maturity date.

What kind of building must comply with Local Law 87 New York?

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 buildings 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 buildings are due depends on the last digit of your tax block number. View our Table to find out now.

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.

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