Amendment of Reporting Requirements for Energy and Water Use in Certain Buildings

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Monday, April 16, 2018


Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule


The Department of Buildings (DOB) is proposing to amend Section 103-06 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York relating to the annual reporting of energy and water use by individual “covered” buildings. This change will require approximately 16,000 more buildings in the City to report on their energy and water use.  The proposed amendments will:


1) Expand the reporting requirements to include buildings that exceed 25,000 gross square feet. The current rule applies only to buildings that exceed 50,000 gross square feet;

2) Allow these newly covered buildings the option to have their data entered by their utility company;

3) Clarify the reporting deadlines for newly covered buildings; 

4) Permit certain properties to challenge violations if they can prove they timely requested benchmarking assistance and demonstrate correction of the violation within the specified period of time,

5) Clarify the method of reporting data under certain special conditions; discontinue the use of “default energy data” and “temporary energy data” reporting.


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Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

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Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor conference room
New York, NY 10007