“New York has a thriving industrial and commercial community. All of that industry can lead to a lot of energy use, however. Local Law 87 was created to help control the hazardous greenhouse gases that powerful cities can create,” said Jeff Carleton President of CEC.
“The law is designed to hopefully reduce greenhouse gases by as much as 6% in the buildings that exist today. The law requires particular building structures to comply with a regular energy audit that conducts an analysis of the building’s equipment, systems and operations,”
“The audit also helps building owners identify ways to cut their energy costs and consumption, and offers effective strategies to reach those goals. When necessary the energy audit can help re-tune an older building’s system to both comply with healthy emissions as well as save company’s a great deal of money,” continues Carleton. Here is some helpful information and tips concerning Local Law 87:
The basic areas the Local Law 87 audit covers are the HVAC, lighting, pipe insulation, hot water, conveying systems, building envelope and electrical system. In order to keep such a widespread collection of industry and commercial property owners on track, the NYC Department of Building is in control of Local Law 87 enforcement. Failure to comply can result in heavy fines and even an eventual shut down of operations. So, getting on top of your building’s energy use now is an important step to keeping up with business.
There’s no way to short step the process. Not only are energy audits required on a regular basis, they Department of Building will conduct random audits to keep business owners in compliance at all times.
Who does local law 87 apply to? - Local Law 87 applies to all buildings over 50,000 square feet. If there is more than one structure on a tax lot property, then the minimum square footage is 100,000 square feet. Condo owners must pay particular attention, because the minimum 100,000 square feet for more than 1 structure is not confined to a tax lot, any two buildings in excess of that 100,000 square feet on a single ownership property is required to comply.
The need for compliance is set up in a gradual structure until the system has made it possible for everyone to submit their reports. The setup is based on the last digit of the tax block number for the property and spans a 10 year range that began in 2013. Even if your property is not required to report now, it is beneficial to get the report and analysis done. Your compliance does more than just help the environment;
Hiring a company like Carleton Energy Consulting may be the best option to when it comes to auditing and retro-commissioning your building. You can find out more by contacting Carleton Energy Consulting, and get a complete outline of your needs and what you need to do to conduct an audit on your buildings.
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About Carleton Energy Consulting
Carleton Energy and Consulting founded in 2012 focuses on energy compliance, efficiency and green services. We provide compliance through energy auditing services, retrofitting, benchmarking, and online fuel systems management as well as proven reduction methods for electricity usage, water usage and fuel.
Jeff Carleton, principal and founder, of CEC has been involved with property management, online boiler management and real estate for over 10 years. We take a “hands-on”
For more information about Carleton Energy Consulting go to http://CarletonEC.com or call 516-672-8277.