Indoor Environmental Quality in Sustainable Buildings

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is essential to sustainable buildings and LL97 compliance. It refers to the health, comfort and safety of the indoor environment, which is vital for the well-being of the occupants. Sustainable buildings aim to reduce environmental impact while providing a healthy and comfortable indoor environment. Why is [...]

Material Efficiency in Sustainable Buildings: A Key Component of Green Construction

As the world grapples with climate change and environmental degradation, green construction has become an essential tool for promoting sustainable development. Sustainable buildings are designed to minimize their impact on the environment and maximize their efficiency in the use of resources. One of the critical components of sustainable buildings is [...]

Exploring the 4 Elements of Sustainable Building

Sustainable building is now at the forefront of New York City building contractors. NYC Local Law 97 (LL97) has focused attention on the environment and the impacts that humans have on it. Therefore, it is essential to consider the sustainability of new and existing buildings. Sustainable building involves designing and [...]

Partnering with Tenants to Reach Bill LL97 Compliance Goals

Navigating the complexities of New York City's Bill LL97 can be a daunting task for property owners. Achieving compliance with this legislation not only helps you avoid financial penalties, but it also improves building efficiency and value. A crucial aspect of this process is fostering a collaborative relationship with your [...]

How a Consultant Can Help You Become Compliant with NYC Local Law 97 (LL97)

Implemented to mitigate the impact of climate change, New York City Local Law 97 (LL97) intends to create a more sustainable and greener future for everyone in NYC. To achieve this, it requires owners of large buildings to meet specific emissions targets each year. The path to compliance with LL97 [...]

How Can I Afford LL97 Modifications?

Many NYC builders are facing challenges with LL97 compliance. Among those are finding ways to pay for the numerous modifications necessary to reduce their buildings’ carbon footprint, improve energy efficiency and other improvements. For many older buildings, affording the major changes required can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. Latitude Compliance [...]

Choosing the Correct LL97 Compliance Path for Affordable Housing

The over one million buildings in New York City’s sprawling metropolis are estimated to account for almost 75% of the city’s total carbon emissions output. The Climate Mobilization Act of 2019 included Local Law 97 (LL97), which established caps on greenhouse gas emissions from many of the city’s buildings beginning [...]

Latitude Introduces: Building Decarbonization Internship Program 2022

Building Decarbonization Internship Program 2022 We are excited to announce our second internship program- this time with NYC Accelerator's Building Decarbonization Internship Program and NYSERDA's Clean Energy Internship Program. With Local Law 97 reaching its first deadline in less than two years, our clients, subcontractors and designers fumble with the complexities [...]

The Magic Fix Does Not Exist

The Magic Fix Does Not Exist  When it comes to building compliance for LL97, everyone is trying to find that magical solution for compliance. We're going to save you the hassle- there is no ONE magical fix, and here's why. Take this scenario where Harry, the building owner, is desperate to get out [...]

Research Team Summer 2021: Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilization By: Swara Desai

Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization Introducing Swara Desai who took part in our Building Sustainability Research Team Summer 2021 on the topic of Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilization.   Swara D. recently received her masters in architecture from the Spitzer School of Architecture (CUNY) . She appreciates all forms of [...]