Building Energy Benchmarking for LL97 Compliance

New York City Benchmarking Law in Local Law 84 mandates that large buildings over 25,000 square feet must annually measure water and energy consumption. This increases the building’s transparency in an effort to increase sustainability to comply with these new laws. The process is called benchmarking. Latitude Compliance is a team of experts who handle all phases of your compliance with LL97, including benchmarking.

Not every building of this size is required to perform benchmarking under Local Law 97. We can help you review the respective covered building lists to see if your building requires benchmarking. The NYC Department of Buildings benchmarking page has more information and guidance.

Yearly Energy Star Energy Efficiency Scores

The law requires building owners to submit their usage data through an online benchmarking tool hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Building owners have until May 1 each year to enter this data. The building is graded based on Energy Star energy efficiency scores:

  • A – equal to or greater than 85
  • B – equal to or greater than 70 but less than 85
  • C – equal to or greater than 55 but less than 70
  • D – less than 55
  • F – building did not submit required benchmarking information
  • N – building is exempt from benchmarking or not covered by the Energy Star program

The energy label that the law requires to be publicly posted on each building will include the relevant letter grade and the building’s energy efficiency score.

A Professional Team Guiding Your Comprehensive Compliance

Latitude Compliance has specialists in every area to guide your building’s compliance with LL97. Our experts handle everything from the initial building audit and energy use analysis to creating a plan to implement solutions and benchmarking to demonstrate full compliance. Our numerous partnerships with approved vendors help you source needed materials and make beneficial improvements, while our long list of associations help us leverage the most up-to-date expertise.

Contact Latitude Compliance today to get started on bringing your NYC building into compliance with LL97 energy efficiency requirements. We provide the comprehensive guidance and monitoring necessary, including yearly benchmarking, so you can focus more on your business.