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This rule takes effect 30 days after its publication; however, the amendments made by sections one, two and four through nine take effect on January 1, 2020.  This rule is published twice on NYC Rules to allow for the posting of the two different effective dates.

Statement of Basis and Purpose 

The Department of Buildings is amending sections 103-07 and 102-03 of Subchapters C and B, respectively, of Chapter 100 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York. 

These amendments:

  • Replace the guidelines in the reference section with ANSI-approved standards for procedures required to perform energy audit and retro-commissioning in a uniform manner.  These standards detail a baseline process that should be applied to existing buildings.  The standards additionally identify the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders.
  • Restrict the approved agency qualifications and registration for the submission of energy efficiency reports to Registered Design Professionals.   
  • Standardize testing protocols with functional performance testing, reformat testing criteria per base building system type, and clarify current facility requirements and sampling requirements.
  • Provide instructions for reporting of buildings on different blocks with shared base building systems and multiple covered buildings that are part of a cooperative corporation, requesting an extension of time to file report, comprehensive reviews, and challenges to violations.
  • Correct a reference in section 102-03 to an Administrative Code section that has been changed. 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and Article 308 of Chapter 3 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

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Effective Date: 
Wed, 01/01/2020

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

This rule takes effect 30 days after its publication; however, the amendments made by sections one, two and four through nine take effect on January 1, 2020.  This rule is published twice on NYC Rules to allow for the posting of the two different effective dates.

Statement of Basis and Purpose 

The Department of Buildings is amending sections 103-07 and 102-03 of Subchapters C and B, respectively, of Chapter 100 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York. 

These amendments:

  • Replace the guidelines in the reference section with ANSI-approved standards for procedures required to perform energy audit and retro-commissioning in a uniform manner.  These standards detail a baseline process that should be applied to existing buildings.  The standards additionally identify the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders.
  • Restrict the approved agency qualifications and registration for the submission of energy efficiency reports to Registered Design Professionals.   
  • Standardize testing protocols with functional performance testing, reformat testing criteria per base building system type, and clarify current facility requirements and sampling requirements.
  • Provide instructions for reporting of buildings on different blocks with shared base building systems and multiple covered buildings that are part of a cooperative corporation, requesting an extension of time to file report, comprehensive reviews, and challenges to violations.
  • Correct a reference in section 102-03 to an Administrative Code section that has been changed. 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and Article 308 of Chapter 3 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

New material is underlined.

[Deleted material is in brackets.]

Effective Date: 
Sun, 08/04/2019

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The following rule amendments are proposed pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of Buildings under Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter.

 

 

On December 28, 2009, the Mayor signed local law 87 requiring the owners of covered buildings, as defined in the law, including city-owned buildings, to perform energy audits and retrocommissioning and file energy efficiency reports with the department.

 

 

The law also requires the department to specify the information to be contained in the reports. The proposed rule sets out procedures for energy audits, retrocommissioning, and for filing energy efficiency reports. The proposed rule also establishes a penalty for failure to file an energy efficiency report, classifies such failure to file as a class 2 violation, and provides a process to challenge the penalty.

 

 

The proposed rule sets out qualifications for energy auditors and retrocommissioning agents along with registration requirements for those individuals who are not registered design professionals.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Sat, 10/13/2012

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

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Comment By: 
Friday, March 23, 2012
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 Click here (.pdf) for the complete text of the proposed rule.