LL88 requires large non-residential buildings to upgrade lighting to meet current New York City Energy Conservation Code standards, and to install electrical sub-meters for each large non-residential tenant space and provide monthly energy statements.The law goes into effect in 2025, but owners who don’t upgrade lighting and install sub-meters during lease turnover now will disrupt tenants later–and spend more money to do the work. It is important to ensure all new spaces are filed with DOB, this will be the factor that will allow the City to ensure your Building has met the necessary standards.
Lighting in non-residential buildings accounts for almost 18 percent of energy use in New York City buildings and roughly 18 percent of the city’s carbon emissions from buildings. Dramatic improvements in lighting technology over the past two decades have made it feasible to significantly reduce energy consumption by installing more efficient lighting systems. Many such investments will typically be paid for through operational savings.
Additionally, many buildings depend on a single meter to monitor electricity consumption, and as such, bill non-residential tenants a standard rate regardless of the tenant’s actual consumption. Individual tenants would likely reduce their energy consumption if energy use information were made available to them regularly. Local Law 88 (LL88), part of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP), brings together requirements for both lighting upgrades and sub-metering that will help buildings achieve significant energy savings.
Bay City Metering will work with Ownership to ensure your Buildings are in front of the curve.
Buildings that bill through rent inclusion and have floor plates greater than 10,000 square feet will need convert to individual tenant submetering or submetering the entire floor for information purposes.
We are now working closely with Independence LED, Building Energy Exchange and Architects to ensure our Building’s / Tenant’s lighting design will meet the current New York City Energy Conservation Code standards.
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