File #: Int 0183-2024    Version: * Name: Allowing consolidation of required reports on building energy efficiency and emissions.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection, Resiliency and Waterfronts
On agenda: 2/28/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing consolidation of required reports on building energy efficiency and emissions
Sponsors: James F. Gennaro, Diana I. Ayala, Gale A. Brewer, Erik D. Bottcher, Crystal Hudson, Lincoln Restler, Alexa Avil├ęs
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: Currently, some building owners are required to file with the Department of Buildings energy efficiency reports every 10 years and building emissions reports by May 1 of each year. This bill would allow those building owners to submit both reports as a single consolidated report in the years when the energy efficiency reports are due.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 183, 2. Int. No. 183, 3. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24

Int. No. 183

 

By Council Members Gennaro, Ayala, Brewer, Bottcher, Hudson, Restler and Avilés

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing consolidation of required reports on building energy efficiency and emissions

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 28-308.4 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 87 for the year 2009, is amended to read as follows:

§ 28-308.4 Energy efficiency report required. Except as otherwise provided in section 28-308.7, the owner of a covered building shall file an energy efficiency report for such building between January first and December thirty-first of the calendar year in which such report is due pursuant to this section and between January first and December thirty-first of every tenth calendar year thereafter. If the owner of a covered building is also required to file reports pursuant to section 28-320.3.7 regarding the same building, the building owner may, in any year in which a report is due pursuant to this section, file the report required by this section and the report required by section 28-303.3.7 as a single consolidated report, provided that such consolidated report is filed no later than May 1.

 

§ 2. Section 28-320.3.7 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

§ 28-320.3.7 Reports required to be filed by owner. By May 1, 2025, and by May first of every year thereafter, the owner of a covered building shall file with the department a report, certified by a registered design professional, prepared in a form and manner and containing such information as specified in rules of the department, that for the previous calendar year such building is either:

  

1. In compliance with the applicable building emissions limit established pursuant to section 28-320.3; or

  

2. Not in compliance with such applicable building emissions limit, along with the amount by which such building exceeds such limit.

 

For a report filed on or after May 1, 2026, where a report required to be submitted by May 1 in the prior year indicated that the covered building was not in compliance with the applicable building emissions limit established pursuant to section 28-320.3 in the calendar year covered by such report, but such building is in compliance for the calendar year covered by the report required to be submitted by May 1 in the current year, such report shall describe the methods used to achieve compliance. If the owner of a covered building is also required to file reports pursuant to section 28-308.4 regarding the same building, the building owner may, in any year in which a report is due pursuant to section 28-308.4, file the report required by this section and the report required by section 28-308.4 as a single consolidated report, provided that such consolidated report is filed no later than May 1.

 

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

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