New York Regulations

Regulatory Update

In the state of New York, a 2012 executive order requires all agencies and departments over which the Governor has executive authority to reduce average energy use intensity in State-owned buildings by at least 20 percent from a 2010/2011 baseline by April, 2020. The order requires that all state buildings larger than 20,000 sq. ft. perform an annual benchmark of their energy consumption. Buildings that receive low scores will be required to undergo ASHRAE Level 2 energy audits and implement cost-effective improvements identified in the audit.

In New York City, the 2009 Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP) includes four distinct energy efficiency bills requiring:

  • The benchmarking and public disclosure of building energy performance and water consumption
  • Periodic energy audits and retro commissioning
  • Lighting upgrades
  • The sub metering of large tenant spaces

Learn more about the regulatory initiatives sweeping the nation in our blog post Energy Regulation: A Dramatic Year on Tap.


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