Department of Buildings

DOB Halts Applications to Provide Additional Scrutiny of Occupied Buildings

By Liliana Ovalles As of December 15, 2018, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) began stopping applications in the Buildings Information System (BIS) that conflict with information received from NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR). Specifically, if HCR reports that a building contains at least one rent-regulated unit, owners that answer “no” to… View more

Benchmarking Requirements Expand to Mid-Sized Buildings (Plus, Public Grades for All)

By George Crawford   As previously reported, Local Law 84 of 2009 (LL 84)—the NYC Benchmarking Law—has expanded with the addition of Local Law 133 of 2016 (LL 133). Until now, energy and water benchmarking requirements were limited to buildings 50,000 square feet and larger. LL 133 has extended these requirements to buildings that are 25,000 s.f…. View more