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

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule


The Department of Buildings (DOB) is amending 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 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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