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.
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.
Bay City Metering has spent time understanding the new law and the necessary work required for Building Ownership to meet their legal requirements. We can minimize the time and manpower necessary for an Owner to comply.
- Local Law 88 – Lighting Upgrades & Submetering at NYC.gov
- PlaNYC2030 Website at NYC.gov
- GGBP Overview (PDF) at NYC.gov
How can we help you?
Does your property comply with Local Law 84 requirements? Call our office at (212) 575-0785, or send us an email using the form on this page. We look forward to speaking with you soon.