Who Still Isn’t Complying with LL84?

11/01/2013 |

A significant percentage of NYC building owners still haven't benchmarked their properties

More building owners are submitting benchmarking data to the city as required by Local Law 84, but a significant percentage are not yet in compliance.

According to the recently released 2013 benchmarking report, which covers 2012, Manhattan still has the highest compliance rate with 81% as well as the highest number of covered buildings. Staten Island, the borough with the fewest buildings covered by the law, counts only 42% of covered buildings in compliance.

Last year, the low compliance rates in low-performing boroughs were thought to be the result of an awareness gap, which Manhattan was able to mostly avoid due to its density of covered buildings and related communication between owners.

To combat this phenomenon, the office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg coordinated with two local utilities, Consolidated Edison and the National Grid, to improve the quality of whole-building aggregate information for both energy and water, as well as the payment process for requesting data. The city also developed outreach materials that included tutorials, a guide for first-timers, and a refresher course for building owners who benchmarked the first year.

Goals for next year include continuing installation of automated meter reading equipment and developing a standard practice guideline for measuring gross floor area, which is required for benchmarking with the EPA’s Portfolio Manager tool.

Connectrac® wireways are the new standard for bringing power & communications cable management to all interior applications. Free yourself from core drilling!

Surpass State Energy Requirements with Dual-Cooling Data Center CRAC Technology

See how professionals like you are taking advantage of the highest performing precision cooling system for their computer rooms and data centers, and why Data Aire is fast-becoming the number one choice for facility managers and building owners looking to decrease their energy consumption. 

Data Aire understands how digital technology and data gravity is rapidly impacting and transforming businesses. That’s why they developed ultra-efficient cooling technology to support the most modern (and not-so-modern) data centers.  Learn how One Wilshire in Los Angeles, one of the most advanced carrier hotels today, is surpassing California's strict energy efficiency requirements with Data Aire’s purpose-built system, which provide full-economization for 260 days – almost 72% of the year. That’s a measurable savings! Furthermore, the projected PUE on an annual basis for a full load is at or below 1.2.

Connectrac® wireways are the new standard for bringing power & communications cable management to all interior applications. Free yourself from core drilling!

Surpass State Energy Requirements with Dual-Cooling Data Center CRAC Technology

See how professionals like you are taking advantage of the highest performing precision cooling system for their computer rooms and data centers, and why Data Aire is fast-becoming the number one choice for facility managers and building owners looking to decrease their energy consumption. 

Data Aire understands how digital technology and data gravity is rapidly impacting and transforming businesses. That’s why they developed ultra-efficient cooling technology to support the most modern (and not-so-modern) data centers.  Learn how One Wilshire in Los Angeles, one of the most advanced carrier hotels today, is surpassing California's strict energy efficiency requirements with Data Aire’s purpose-built system, which provide full-economization for 260 days – almost 72% of the year. That’s a measurable savings! Furthermore, the projected PUE on an annual basis for a full load is at or below 1.2.


Related Coverage