To ensure that your property is complying with New York City Local Laws and to avoid any penalties for not complying, review the important deadlines and descriptions below. If you need assistance ensuring your property is compliant or for more information on NYC’s Local Laws, Energo is here to help.
NYC Building Code requires all boilers in buildings with six or more apartments, or any mixed use or commercial building, be inspected annually. A violation could be up to $1,000 a year.
Follow this link for additional information: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/safety/boiler-compliance.page
The NYC DEP requires all boilers 350,000 BTU/hr to submit a renewed registration or certified combustion test triennially. Building owners who have boilers equal or greater than 2.8 million BTU/hr must self-maintain five years of records that document the annual inspections and combustion tests. Learn more by visiting https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dep/downloads/pdf/air/cats/epa-industrial-commercial-institutional-boilers-factsheet.pdf and https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dep/environment/clean-air-tracking-system.page.
New York State requires an annual inspection and test of backflow prevention devices. The testing must be completed prior to the anniversary of its installation, and must be done by a NYS Certified and Licensed BFP Assembly Tester. Penalties could be $300 per year and/or termination of water services. Follow this link for additional information: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dep/about/cross-connection-controls.page
Buildings over 25,000 square feet must report the energy and water usage of the building to the city every year. It is due on May 1. Learn more at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/codes/compliance-instructions.page
Buildings over 50,000 square feet need to have periodic energy audits and retro-commissioning measures as part of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP). Building owners must complete an Energy Efficiency Report and file it electronically every 10 years. For more information on LL87, visit https://www1.nyc.gov/html/gbee/html/plan/ll87.shtml.
Passed in April 2019, NYC Local Law 97 aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. LL97 says most buildings over 25,000 square feet must meet new energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions limits by 2024. Stricter limits will come in 2030. LL97 sets a goal for New York City to achieve a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and 80% by 2050. To learn more, visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/codes/greenhouse-gas-emission-reporting.page.
Gas piping systems in all buildings must be inspected at least once every four years. The inspection must be done by a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP) or someone working under the direct supervision of an LMP.
January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023:
January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024:
January 1, 2025 – December 31, 2025:
January 1, 2026 – December 31, 2026:
Find more information on your Community District here: https://communityprofiles.planning.nyc.gov/.
If you need assistance assuring your property is compliant, or for more information on NYC’s Local Laws, Energo is here to help!