Energy Efficiency

New York City Extends 2018 Benchmarking Compliance Deadline

By Renee Sosnowski The Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability (OLTPS) notified the Department of Buildings (DOB) by letter that it has temporarily suspended compliance with Administrative Code §28-309.4, Benchmarking Energy and Water Use. Unresolved technical issues prompted the temporary suspension of 2018 benchmarking compliance for the 2017 calendar year. Previously, 2017 benchmarking reports… View more

New York Sets Stage for Resilience with Li-ion Permitting Guide

By Frank Fortino With the April release of a blueprint for installing Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries, New York City continues its commitment to sustainability. The Energy Storage Permitting and Interconnection Process Guide for New York City: Lithium-Ion Outdoor Systems guide represents a collaborative effort by the Department of Buildings (DOB), the Fire Department of New York… View more

Building Owners Beware: A Perfect Storm Is Brewing in the Big Apple

By George Crawford If you’re a permit expediter, then you know that commercial and residential building owners need to brace for the impending perfect storm—namely, higher NYC taxes and utilities, coupled with lower rents—heading straight for their bottom lines. While the protest period has already passed for the tax assessments issued earlier this year—hopefully, without… View more

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