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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The Department of Buildings (DOB) is amending section 103-07 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York relating to the qualifications for energy auditors and retro-commissioning agents. 

These amendments:

  • Remove the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority- (NYSERDA) approved Flex Tech consultant from the list of qualifications for an energy auditor.  This certification was intended for early compliance pursuant to the Administrative Code.  Auditors who don’t meet any of the other qualifications are using the Flex Tech consultant listing beyond the intended early compliance timeframe. In addition, the NYSERDA Flex Tech Consultant certification is firm-wide, so there is no way to be sure that the actual individual(s) performing the work are certified. 
  • Add the Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) Certification to the qualifications of retro-commissioning agents.  Adding this qualification will increase the number of individuals who can provide retro-commissioning services.  Additionally, the CxA has also received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation and Department of Energy Better Buildings recognition. 
  • Add the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) certification, which the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is now granting as it phases out the Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) certification over the next three years.

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: 
Mon, 11/13/2017

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

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