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10/17/23, 10am - 11:30am

Join representatives from the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) for an overview of the proposed rules for Local Law 97 implementation, which are currently open for public comment. In May 2019, Local Law 97 was passed, setting greenhouse gas emission limits on buildings over 25,000 square feet starting in 2024. LL97 is intended to reduce emissions from buildings by 40 percent by 2030 and achieve an 80 percent reduction citywide by 2050.

The rules for implementing this ambitious policy were recently released by the NYC DOB and provide critical details building owners need to comply with the law. They explain how Local Law 97's substantial penalties can be temporarily avoided by demonstrating a "good faith effort" to comply with the law. The rules incentivize long term carbon reduction-planning as well as early adoption of electrification projects by establishing a "credit" that can be applied towards emission reduction targets. Additionally, clear limitations are placed on the use of renewable energy credits (RECs) as a means of reducing excess emissions. Further, the proposed rule provides guidance for buildings with affordable housing and other circumstances which have alternative emission reduction goals. 

Laura Popa, Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability, NYC Department of Buildings
Gina Bocra, Chief Sustainability Officer, NYC Department of Buildings
Emily Hoffman, Director of Building Energy and Emissions Performance, NYC Department of Buildings
Beth Golub, Director of Sustainability Policy and Legal Matters, NYC Department of Buildings

If you register for a virtual ticket, you will receive an email with a Zoom link to access the program.

Organized by
AIA New York; NYC Department of Buildings
10/17/23, 10am - 11:30am
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