Don’t Risk Shortcuts to LL97 Compliance

Local Law 97 regulations in the City of New York require “Covered Buildings” to be upgraded and retrofitted if they are not energy efficient and exceed the allowable emissions. Building owners must seek solutions that are new and challenging. Numerous engineers, architects, and other specialists may recommend shortcuts to LL97 [...]

Roof Concerns to Reduce Carbon Emissions and Increase Energy Efficiency

Climate change is a major concern today, and LL97 compliance requires commercial buildings across NYC to reduce their carbon footprint. One way to do this is by making changes to the roof. The roof is one of the most important structures of a building, and it plays a crucial role [...]

Does Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Interfere with LL97 Compliance?

NYC Local Law 97 (LL97) is no longer just a topic of conversation among New York City's building owners - it's a reality that's shaping the city's energy landscape. The law requires large buildings in NYC to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions limits starting in 2024. However, the growing demand [...]

When Do You Need Permits for LL97 Compliance?

Local Law 97 (LL97) of 2019, also known as the Building Emissions Law, aims to limit emissions from buildings in NYC. While LL97 has undergone some updates to provide clarity for building owners, the compliance rules are still difficult to understand, with hard target dates and ongoing emission targets for [...]

Research Team Summer 2021: Ground Source Heat Pumps By: Himesh Patel

Ground Source Heat Pumps NYC   Introducing Himesh Patel who took part in our Building Sustainability Research Team Summer 2021 on the topic of Geothermal Source Heat Pumps.   Himesh P. is an architecture graduate student from New York Institute of Technology and will continue his studies at Colombia University [...]