Do you own a NYC apartment building? By now you are familiar with Local Law 97 (LL97) and how it impacts your property. Climate change is gaining more attention as people become aware of their actions on the environment. One of the major contributors to climate change is carbon emissions. Carbon emissions are produced by burning fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gas.

New York City building owners may be surprised to learn just how much carbon is emitted into the atmosphere by their property. One of the goals of LL97 is to reduce this carbon footprint from apartment buildings and other buildings throughout New York. Here are some recommendations for reducing the carbon emitted from your NYC apartment building.

Owner Actions to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Research demonstrates that there are several ways building owners can reduce their building’s carbon footprint. Here are just a few major changes:

Upgrading Energy Systems

One of the most effective ways would be to upgrade the building’s energy systems. This could include:

These upgrades would not only reduce carbon emissions but would also save the building money on energy costs.

Investing in Renewable Energy Solutions

Additionally, the building could consider implementing a rooftop garden or installing solar panels to generate renewable energy. This would not only reduce carbon emissions but would also provide other benefits, such as improving air quality and reducing the urban heat island effect.

Tenant Actions to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Another way to reduce carbon emissions would be to partner with building tenants to adopt more sustainable behaviors. Educate your building’s tenants on the objectives of Bill LL97 and how you can cooperate to accomplish environmental goals for your building and the city.

  • Encourage Energy-Saving Practices (turning off lights, using energy-efficient appliances and lowering thermostat settings)
  • Implement Green Leases with energy efficiency clauses to share responsibility for energy-saving measures.
  • You can also promote green practices like recycling, using public transportation, walking or biking and encouraging residents to switch to energy-efficient personally purchased appliances.

Building an LL97 Partnership

There are many ways in which NYC apartment buildings can reduce their carbon footprint. By working together, building management and residents can make a real impact on the environment and help to mitigate the effects of climate change. Latitude Compliance can help both tenants and building owners identify and take steps to reduce their carbon emissions and promote sustainable living.

Collaborating with tenants is essential for property owners to comply with Bill LL97 in NYC. However, it can be a time-consuming and frustrating process. That’s why enlisting the help of a professional Bill LL97 consultant from Latitude Compliance is highly recommended. We can save you time, money and headaches.

Our consultants will assess your needs and provide a range of options to help you meet your legal obligations. They will also develop a strategy to deliver the required solutions while ensuring you avoid penalties. Additionally, a reliable consultant will be transparent about why they made any specific recommendations.

Latitude Compliance is a leader in the industry and always prioritizes your needs. They will only recommend retrofits that align with your goals and meet the requirements of Bill LL97. The company advocates on behalf of property owners while ensuring compliance is achieved.