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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule 

New York City Council’s Local Laws 91 and 125 of 2016 were enacted on August 3, 2016 and October 18, 2016 respectively, and went into effect on October 3, 2016 (with Local Law 125 taking effect retroactive to October 3, 2016 upon its enactment).  They update the New York City Energy Conservation Code (“City Energy Code”) to comply with the requirements of the State Energy Law and the 2016 updates to the New York State Energy Code (“State Energy Code”). This amends the rule implementing the City Energy Code, 1 RCNY 5000-01, to conform to the changes to the City Energy Code in Local Laws 91 and 125. The rule also reflects changes in the State Energy Code regarding specific tests, inspections and code references. 

Specifically, this amendment to Section 5000-01:

  • adds and removes progress inspections to correspond to City Energy Code requirements that come into effect with Local Laws 91 and 125 of 2016, including two new required progress inspections related to solar-ready requirements and air sealing and insulation testing.
  • clarifies the versions of REScheck and COMcheck which may be used to demonstrate compliance with the City Energy Code.
  • clarifies the requirements for submitting supporting documentation. 

References in this rule to the Administrative Code or the New York City Energy Conservation Code mean the Administrative Code of the City of New York or the New York City Energy Conservation Code, respectively, as amended by Local Laws 91 and 125. 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter.  Section 5 of Local Law 91 authorizes DOB to promulgate rules implementing the changes to the City Energy Code.  Section 3 of Local Law 91 repeals and replaces section 28-1001.2 of the Administrative Code, and includes authority for DOB to issue this rule. Local Law 125 makes additional amendments to Chapter 10 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code for consistency with the August 2016 amendments to the New York State Energy Code.

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Effective Date: 
Fri, 10/20/2017

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

                                                             Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

New York City Council’s Local Laws 91 and 125 of 2016 were enacted on August 3, 2016 and October 18, 2016 respectively, and went into effect on October 3, 2016 (with Local Law 125 taking effect retroactive to October 3, 2016 upon its enactment).  They update the New York City Energy Conservation Code (“City Energy Code”) to comply with the requirements of the State Energy Law and the 2016 updates to the New York State Energy Code (“State Energy Code”). This proposal amends the rule implementing the City Energy Code, 1 RCNY 5000-01, to conform to the changes to the City Energy Code in Local Laws 91 and 125. The rule also reflects changes in the State Energy Code regarding specific tests, inspections and code references.

 

Specifically, this proposed amendment to Section 5000-01:

  • adds and removes progress inspections to correspond to City Energy Code requirements that come into effect with Local Laws 91 and 125 of 2016, including two new required progress inspections related to solar-ready requirements and air sealing and insulation testing.
  • clarifies the versions of REScheck and COMcheck which may be used to demonstrate compliance with the City Energy Code.
  • clarifies the requirements for submitting supporting documentation. 

References in this proposed rule to the Administrative Code or the New York City Energy Conservation Code mean the Administrative Code of the City of New York or the New York City Energy Conservation Code, respectively, as amended by Local Laws 91 and 125.

 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter.  Section 5 of Local Law 91 authorizes DOB to promulgate rules implementing the changes to the City Energy Code.  Section 3 of Local Law 91 repeals and replaces section 28-1001.2 of the Administrative Code, and includes authority for DOB to issue this proposed rule. Local Law 125 makes additional amendments to Chapter 10 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code for consistency with the August 2016 amendments to the New York State Energy Code.

 

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Subject: 

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

No contact

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Substantial Need for Earlier Implementation

 

I hereby find, pursuant to §1043(f)(1)(c) of the New York City Charter, and hereby represent to the Mayor, that there is substantial need for the implementation of the amendments to Section 5000-01 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York, regarding construction document compliance with the 2014 New York City Energy Conservation Code (“NYCECC”), upon the publication in the City Record of its Notice of Adoption.

 

The 2014 NYCECC was enacted by Local Law 4 for the year 2015, effective January 1, 2015.  Requirements for new code provisions of commercial buildings and progress inspections in the current 1 RCNY §5000-01 cite an earlier version of the NYCECC, making the citations from the rule incorrect for the 2014 NYCECC and associated inspection forms.  Adoption of this proposed amendment to the current rule will correct the misalignment between the code and the rule, and resolve the considerable confusion resulting in the industry.

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

  

Local Law 4 for the year 2015 was effective as of January 1, 2015. It updates the New York City Energy Conservation Code (“City Energy Code”) to comply with the requirements of the State Energy Law and the 2014 updates to the New York State Energy Code (“State Energy Code”). This rule amends 1 RCNY Section 5000-01, which implements the City Energy Code, to conform to the changes to the City Energy Code in Local Law 4. The rule also reflects changes in the State Energy Code regarding specific tests, inspections and code references.

 

  

Specifically, this amendment to Section 5000-01:

 

  

·                 Removes definitions listed in the rule that will be defined in the City Energy Code, if Intro. 550 is enacted;

 

·                 Adds and removes progress inspections to correspond to City Energy Code requirements that come into effect if Intro. 550 is enacted;

 

·                 Clarifies the existing supporting documentation submission requirements by requiring a supporting documentation index; and

 

·                 Clarifies commissioning requirements.

 

 

References in this rule to the Administrative Code or the New York City Energy Conservation Code mean the Administrative Code or the New York City Energy Conservation Code, respectively, as amended by Local Law 4 of 2015.

 

  

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter.  Section 5 of Local Law 4 authorizes the Department to promulgate rules implementing the changes to the City Energy Code.  Section 4 of Local Law 4 repeals and replaces section 28-1001.2 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and includes authority for the Department to issue this rule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 01/30/2015

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose 

This rule is promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of Buildings under Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter, section 28-308.4 of the New York City Administrative Code, 1 RCNY 103-07 and section 103.3 of the New York City Energy Code. 

Section 28-308.4 of the Administrative Code requires an energy efficiency report to be filed by building owners every ten years. That section also allows the owner to apply for an extension of time to file the report. 1 RCNY 103-07 provides for a fee to be charged for filing energy efficiency reports. 

Section 103.3 of the Energy Code provides for department examination of construction documents to determine whether they are in compliance with the requirements of the Energy Code. 

The amendments: 

  • ·         Add fees for initial filings, extensions and amendments of energy efficiency reports.
  • ·         Add fees for Energy Code compliance reviews.

 

 

 

Effective Date: 
Sun, 03/31/2013

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, February 15, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

This rule is proposed pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of Buildings underSections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter, section 28-308.4 of the NewYork City Administrative Code, 1 RCNY 103-07 and section 103.3 of the New York CityEnergy Code.

Section 28-308.4 of the Administrative Code requires an energy efficiency report to befiled by building owners every ten years. That section also allows the owner to apply foran extension of time to file the report. 1 RCNY 103-07 provides for a fee to be chargedfor filing energy efficiency reports.

Section 103.3 of the Energy Code provides for department examination of constructiondocuments to determine whether they are in compliance with the requirements of theEnergy Code.

The proposed amendments would:

·         Add fees for initial filings, extensions and amendments of energy efficiencyreports.

·         Add fees for Energy Code compliance reviews.

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on proposed fees for filing energy efficiency reports and for energy code compliance review

Location: 
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

Gina Bocra
Chief Sustainability Officer
New York City Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 7th floor
New York, New York 10007

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