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File #: Int 0426-2018    Version: Name: Installation of solar water heating and thermal energy systems on city-owned buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to the installation of solar water heating and thermal energy systems on city-owned buildings
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides, Antonio Reynoso, Ben Kallos, Diana Ayala , Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This introduction will require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to study the feasibility of the installation of solar water heating and thermal energy systems on city-owned buildings. The study would include consideration of state or federal incentives available to defray the costs of installation. This bill would also require the installation of solar water heating and thermal energy systems where the traditional hot water and space heating equipment has reached the end of its useful life. Finally, this bill would require a report to the Mayor and Speaker to be submitted no later than December 21, 2021 that details the number of solar water heating and thermal energy systems installed.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 426-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 426, 3. Int. No. 426, 4. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Committee Report 6/24/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/24/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/24/19, 8. Committee Report 9/23/19, 9. Hearing Transcript 9/23/19, 10. September 25, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Proposed Int. No. 426-A - 9/26/19, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-25-19
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9/23/2019*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 426-A

 

By Council Members Constantinides, Reynoso, Kallos, Ayala and Rivera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to the installation of solar water heating and thermal energy systems on city-owned buildings

 

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 4-207.4 to read as follows:

§ 4-207.4 Solar water heating and thermal energy systems for city-owned buildings. a. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

City building. The term “city building” means a building that is owned by the city or for which the city regularly pays all of the annual energy bills, or a cultural institution that is in the cultural institutions group as determined by the department of cultural affairs for which the city regularly pays all or part of the annual energy bills.

Commissioner. The term “commissioner” means the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

Cost effective. The term “cost effective” means, with respect to the installation of a solar water heating or thermal energy system, that the cumulative savings expected to result from the use of such system, including expected savings in energy costs, will, within 25 years of such installation, be equal to or exceed the expected costs of the acquisition, installation, and maintenance of such system during that same time period. The determination of cost effectiveness shall not include any savings in costs directly attributed to federal, state and other non-city governmental assistance, but shall include the social cost of carbon value, as provided in paragraph 3 of subdivision d of section 3-125 or pursuant to paragraph 4 of subdivision d of section 3-125, provided, however, that a site- or project-specific social cost of carbon value may be developed and used in lieu of the social cost of carbon value provided in or pursuant to such paragraphs if such site- or project-specific social cost of carbon value is higher than the social cost of carbon value provided in or pursuant to such paragraphs.

Department. The term “department” means the department of citywide administrative services.

b. No later than April 30, 2021, the department, or any other agency authorized by the commissioner, shall conduct a study identifying the types of city-owned buildings where solar water heating and thermal energy systems may be appropriate and cost-effective, and submit such study to the mayor and the speaker of the council.  Such study shall describe any federal or state funds or incentives that would be available to defray costs related to the installation, operation or maintenance of such systems.

c. The department, or any other agency authorized by the commissioner, shall, in accordance with all applicable law, install a solar water heating system or a thermal energy system on all city-owned buildings where the traditional hot water or space heating equipment has reached the end of its useful life, provided that such a solar water heating system or thermal energy system is cost effective, as determined by the study described in subdivision b.

d. No later than December 15, 2021, the department shall report to the mayor and the speaker of the council:

1. The types of city buildings where the installation of a solar water heating or thermal energy system may be appropriate, as determined by the department;

2. The number of city buildings where the  installation of a solar water heating or thermal energy system has been commenced by the department of other agency authorized by the commissioner;

3. The number of city buildings where the installation of a solar water heating or thermal energy system has been completed by the department of other agency authorized by the commissioner; and

4. The annual energy and other cost savings, and any other environmental benefits associated with the use of such completed systems.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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