Rule status: Proposed
Comment by date: October 24, 2023
Rule Full Text
The Department of Buildings is adding a new section 103-17 to implement Article 321 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code establishing energy conservation measure requirements for certain buildings.
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October 24, 2023
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Online comments: 3
I support DOB’s proposed rules because it is a major step
toward full implementation of the law. It effectively strikes a balance between addressing challenges faced by buildings such as co-ops and condos and the urgency to reduce climate-warming emissions and achieve the long-term goals of Local Law 97. With the introduction of a new credit for early electrification work, it will encourage the installation of energy-efficient electric heating, cooling, and hot water systems before 2030.
As our planet experienced record-breaking heat this summer, New York City must lead the way in moving us away from fossil fuels to fight climate change. I urge DOB to adopt the proposed rules to take us one step
closer toward a more sustainable city.
Please accept these comments from the New York Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers. Our comments are in the attached PDF file named 23-1023 LL97 Rules-Comment Submission – working group final.pdf Thank you. Craig Gruber, Chapter President on behalf of NYAEEComment attachment
Climate action can no longer be delayed. Buildings are not only the greatest source of GHG emissions in the city, but their continued reliance on fossil fuels will lock in emissions for decades; which we CANNOT afford. I am a young person with hopes of having a family one day in this city; I love New York City with all my heart, and have a deep connection to the people in my community. I want New York to become an even safer place to live for all it’s people, and I believe that Local Law 97 is essential to protecting the future of this city and create a livable future for my family and my fellow community members. I am affected by climate change, as is everyone else living in this city, and it’s only going to become more dire if we don’t put protections in place and cut emissions quickly.
Mayor Adams and the city MUST:
1. Fix Two Year Delay Program: Require Deeper Future Pollution Cuts
2. Close REC Loophole: Require the Local Law 97 Advisory Council’s Consensus Recommendation of Only Up to 30% of Pollution Over the Limit
We don’t have time to delay, and we don’t have time to go soft on cutting emissions. Our climate is changing quickly because of human actions, it is dire, and the city has a responsibility to its people, not the greedy pockets of real estate. The administration has a choice to make: protect the future of our children and communities by implementing Local Law 97 immediately and in full, or fold to greedy big real estate and leave the people of this city in climate catastrophe. Make the right choice, for my family, my future children, and the communities that make up the real New York.