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File #: Int 0276-2018    Version: Name: Roofs of certain buildings be partially covered in green roof or solar photovoltaic electricity generating systems.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: 5/19/2019 Law number: 2019/092
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to requiring that the roofs of certain buildings be partially covered in green roof or solar photovoltaic electricity generating systems
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Corey D. Johnson, Justin L. Brannan, Deborah L. Rose, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Andrew Cohen, Carlina Rivera , Helen K. Rosenthal, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Brad S. Lander, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin, Vanessa L. Gibson, Carlos Menchaca, Andy L. King, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Summary: This bill would adjust the green roof requirements established by Int. No. 1032-A for buildings 5 stories or less. It would also require HPD to study the potential impact of compliance with the green roof requirements on the affordability of certain buildings. Finally, this bill would provide for adjusting the requirements of Int. No. 1032-A for certain buildings (e.g. buildings receiving certain tax exemptions or owned by HPD) for a period of 5 years.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 276-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 276, 3. Int. No. 276, 4. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Committee Report 1/28/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 1/28/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 1/28/19, 8. Proposed Int. No. 276-A - 4/16/19, 9. Committee Report 4/18/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 4/18/19, 11. April 18, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-18-19, 13. Int. No. 276-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 16. Local Law 92, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 18, 2019
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/20/2019ADonovan J. Richards City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/19/2019ADonovan J. Richards Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2019ADonovan J. Richards Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2019ADonovan J. Richards City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2019ADonovan J. Richards City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2019*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2019*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Environmental Protection Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2019*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Environmental Protection Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2019ADonovan J. Richards Committee on Environmental Protection Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/28/2019*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/28/2019*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Environmental Protection Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/20/2018*Donovan J. Richards City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Donovan J. Richards City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Donovan J. Richards City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 276-A

 

By Council Members Richards, The Speaker (Council Member Johnson), Brannan, Rose, Espinal, Cohen, Rivera, Rosenthal, Rodriguez, Lander, Kallos, Chin, Gibson, Menchaca, King and Levin

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to requiring that the roofs of certain buildings be partially covered in green roof or solar photovoltaic electricity generating systems

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Item 1 of section BC 1511.2 of the New York city building code, as added by a local law for the year 2019 amending the New York city building code, relating to requiring that the roofs of certain buildings be covered in green roofs or solar photovoltaic electricity generating systems, as proposed in introduction number 1032, is amended to read as follows:

1.   A contiguous area of a sustainable roofing zone measuring less than 200 square feet (18.5 m2), or in the case of a building five stories or less in height where the main use or dominant occupancy is classified as Group R, such an area measuring less than 100 square feet (9.20 m2), shall be equipped with at least a solar photovoltaic electricity generating system if such system would accommodate at least 4kW of solar photovoltaic electricity generating capacity, as determined by the department; and

 

§ 2.  a. The department of housing preservation and development shall study the potential impact of compliance with section 1511.2 of the New York city building code on affordability in connection with construction or renovation of (i) buildings with one or more dwelling units for which occupancy or initial occupancy is restricted based upon the income of the occupant or prospective occupant as a condition of (A) a loan, grant, tax exemption or conveyance of property from any state or local governmental entity pursuant to the private housing finance law or the general municipal law, or (B) a tax exemption pursuant to section 420-c of the real property tax law, (ii) buildings subject to the alternative enforcement program pursuant to section 27-2153 of the administrative code of the city of New York, and (iii) buildings owned by the department of housing preservation and development.  Such department shall the results of such study report to the mayor and the speaker of the city council no later than 4 years after the effective date of this section. Such report shall include particularized recommendations for cost-effective pathways for these buildings to comply with section 1511.2 of the New York city building code, and whether the exemption provided for by subdivision b of this section should be continued to maintain affordability.

b. For a period of 5 years after the effective date of this section, buildings described in subdivision a of this section shall only be required to comply with section 1511.2 of the New York city building code to the extent determined by the department of housing preservation and development based on considerations of affordability or financial viability.  Five years after the effective date of this section, all such buildings shall be required to comply with section 1511.2 of the New York city building code.

§ 3. This local law takes effect on the same date that a local law for the year 2019 amending the New York city building code, relating to requiring that the roofs of certain buildings be covered in green roofs or solar photovoltaic electricity generating systems, as proposed in introduction number 1032, takes effect, except that the commissioner of buildings shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to its effective date.

 

 

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