Public comments for: LPC Rules Amendment 2018

Comments

Comment:
New York Passive House Inc. (NYPH) is an organization of design, construction and associated professionals for the promotion and advocacy of a healthy, comfortable and energy efficient built environment through implementation of the international Passive House Standard. NYPH strongly urges the Landmarks Preservation Commission to implement the proposed revisions to the LPC Rules. Simplifying the approval process will preserve our historic landmarks, while contributing to New York City committed goal to reducing greenhouse gas reduction of 80% by 2050. Historic buildings and historic districts represent a long term carbon challenge and require increased attention to building enclosure construction and the installation of insulation, airtightness, thermal bridge free construction and high performance windows. NYPH strongly supports the proposed changes to improve energy efficiency and clean energy upgrades to historic landmarks, especially: 1. Increased staff-level authority for window replacements. NYC has already many high quality and high performance window options and executed landmark retrofits to demonstrate compliance. 2. We strongly support the proposed change to allow Staff-level approval for the highly efficient simulated double-hung windows used in passive house construction. 3. We endorse to adjustments to the visibility requirements for mechanical equipment which will facilitate high-performance HVAC equipment such as heat pump systems and fresh air energy recovery ventilation units. NYPH strongly urges the Landmarks Preservation Commission to implement the proposed Rules immediately. Improved energy efficiency is the most important measure to preserve our historic landmarks and make our historic buildings resilient and for the future. Sincerely, Andreas Benzing President, New York Passive House
Supporting Document:
Agency: LPC
Comment:
New York Passive House Inc. (NYPH) is an organization of design, construction and associated professionals for the promotion and advocacy of a healthy, comfortable and energy efficient built environment through implementation of the international Passive House Standard. NYPH strongly urges the Landmarks Preservation Commission to implement the proposed revisions to the LPC Rules. Simplifying the approval process will preserve our historic landmarks, while contributing to New York City committed goal to reducing greenhouse gas reduction of 80% by 2050. Historic buildings and historic districts represent a long term carbon challenge and require increased attention to building enclosure construction and the installation of insulation, airtightness, thermal bridge free construction and high performance windows. NYPH strongly supports the proposed changes to improve energy efficiency and clean energy upgrades to historic landmarks, especially: 1. Increased staff-level authority for window replacements. NYC has already many high quality and high performance window options and executed landmark retrofits to demonstrate compliance. 2. We strongly support the proposed change to allow Staff-level approval for the highly efficient simulated double-hung windows used in passive house construction. 3. We endorse to adjustments to the visibility requirements for mechanical equipment which will facilitate high-performance HVAC equipment such as heat pump systems and fresh air energy recovery ventilation units. NYPH strongly urges the Landmarks Preservation Commission to implement the proposed Rules immediately. Improved energy efficiency is the most important measure to preserve our historic landmarks and make our historic buildings resilient and for the future. Sincerely, Andreas Benzing President, New York Passive House
Supporting Document:
Agency: LPC
Comment:
COMMENTS FROM THE BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER NEW YORK ON THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION’S PROPOSED RULE’S AMENDMENTS The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater New York (“BOMA/NY”) represents more than 750 owners, property managers, and building professionals who either own or manage 400 million square feet of commercial space in NYC, and it is an association within BOMA International, a federation of 90 US associations and 19 international affiliates that own and operate approximately 10.5 billion square feet of office space in the United States. BOMA/NY strongly supports the proposed rules amendments, as they make common sense changes to procedures that will simplify and speed up decision making on routine matters that are already accepted current practices. As such, these changes will reduce the burden on the Commission’s limited staff and resources, thereby allowing them to focus on more pressing matters. Given the Commission’s own predictions that its case load of applicants will only increase as more properties are designated, these practical and important amendments need to be finalized and put into place. We commend the Chair and the Commission for moving these proposals forward.
Supporting Document:
Agency: LPC
Comment:
Please see attached pdf for my comments on the Landmarks Commission Title 63 Rules proposal.
Supporting Document:
Agency: LPC
Comment:
The amended regulations allow a streamlined approvals process, relying on other agency approvals and pre-approved siting criteria to be an effective means to validate the appropriateness of PCS installation without the LPC review and approvals process. This helps to bring modern, free, and accessible communications to the general public in a timely manner. - GoldmanHarris LLC
Agency: LPC