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File #: Int 1459-2019    Version: * Name: Standards for natural ventilation.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/28/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to standards for natural ventilation
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Robert F. Holden, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would strengthen requirements around natural ventilation in buildings by prohibiting mechanical ventilation from interfering with natural ventilation sources, including but not limited to directly discharging exhaust into a natural ventilation source.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1459, 2. Int. No. 1459, 3. February 28, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1459

 

By Council Members Rivera, Holden and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to standards for natural ventilation

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 27-749 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new paragraph b to read as follows:

§ 27-749 Natural ventilation sources. a. Natural ventilation, when required, shall be provided by windows, skylights, monitors, doors, louvers, jalousies, or other similar ventilating openings. Such ventilating openings shall open to the sky or a public street, space, alley, park, highway, or right of way, or upon a yard, court, plaza, or space above a setback, where such yard, court, plaza, or space above a setback is located on the same lot and is of the dimensions required by the applicable provisions of the zoning resolution.

b. At no time shall air exhausted from a mechanical ventilation system be permitted to interfere with a natural ventilation source, including but not limited to discharging exhausted air into a natural ventilation source.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of environmental protection may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.

 

 

 

 

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