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File #: Int 0271-2018    Version: * Name: Reducing unnecessary illumination in city-owned and city-controlled spaces.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reducing unnecessary illumination in city-owned and city-controlled spaces
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Justin L. Brannan, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This local law would mandate the installation of occupancy sensors to limit illumination in city-owned buildings and city-controlled spaces. This requirement would apply to spaces in at least 50% of city-owned or controlled buildings by 2020; at least 80% of such buildings by 2025; and all such buildings by 2030. This local law would also require periodic reporting concerning energy savings resulting from the occupancy sensor requirements.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 271, 2. Int. No. 271, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 271

 

By Council Members Richards, Brannan and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reducing unnecessary illumination in city-owned and city-controlled spaces

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 4 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 4-211 to read as follows:

§ 4-211 Limitation on lighting in city-owned and city-controlled spaces. a. As used in this section:

“Compliant building” means a building in which all covered spaces comply with the occupancy sensor requirements of section C405.2.2.2 of the New York city energy conservation code for new construction.

“Covered building” means a building that (i) contains any covered space and (ii) is located in the city.

“Covered space” means space that (i) if newly constructed, would be required to comply with the occupancy sensor installation requirements of section C405.2.2.2 of the New York city energy conservation code and (ii) is located within a city-owned building or a building that is leased or operated by the city under an agreement that would authorize the city to install occupancy sensors in accordance with such section.

b. Existing covered spaces shall comply with the occupancy sensor installation requirements of section C405.2.2.2 of the New York city energy conservation code for new construction as follows:

1. by January 1, 2020, at least 50 percent of covered buildings shall be compliant buildings;

2. by January 1, 2025, at least 80 percent of covered buildings shall be compliant buildings;

3. by January 1, 2030, all covered buildings shall be compliant buildings.

c. By March 31 of 2021 and every year thereafter until 2030, the department of citywide administrative services shall, with the cooperation of all relevant agencies, report to the mayor and the speaker of the council the following information:

1. the number of covered buildings as of the end of the previous calendar year;

2. the number of compliant buildings and the percentage of covered buildings that are compliant buildings, as of the end of the previous calendar year; and

3. the number of covered buildings that became compliant buildings during the previous calendar year.

d. Every three years after the enactment of this legislation, the department of citywide administrative services shall, with the cooperation of all relevant agencies, report to the mayor and the speaker of the council on the energy saved as a result of the installation of occupancy sensors pursuant to this section.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

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