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File #: Int 0976-2009    Version: * Name: Energy efficient escalators.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 4/22/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to energy efficient escalators.
Sponsors: David Yassky, Lewis A. Fidler, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Jessica S. Lappin, John C. Liu
Council Member Sponsors: 6

Int. No. 976

 

By Council Members Yassky, Fidler, James, Koppell, Lappin and Liu

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to energy efficient escalators.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Subchapter three of chapter three of title 6 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 6-306.1 to read as follows:

                     §6-306.1  Energy efficient escalators. a. For use in this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:

                     (1) “Energy efficient escalator technology” shall mean technology that decreases the overall energy consumption of energy by an escalator, including, but not limited to, the installation of a variable-frequency drive and load monitoring or soft start technology.

                     (2) “Soft start technology” shall mean an energy saving escalator device that does not decrease the speed of the escalator but reduces the power consumed by the escalator when there are fewer people riding on the escalator.

b. All agencies that manage or control city-owned buildings shall devise and implement a plan for the implementation of energy efficient escalator technology in each escalator in any such building that has or will have one or more escalators.

                     § 2. This local law shall take effect January 1, 2010, except that the commissioner of citywide administrative services may promulgate any rules or take any actions needed to implement this local law prior to such effective date.

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