Local Law 97 Compliance & Consulting
Local Law 97 is a groundbreaking regulation that sets greenhouse gas emissions limits for buildings in New York City.
As a building or homeowner, it's important to understand whether your building is affected by Local Law 97, so you can avoid steep financial penalties from the City, and reduce your building's carbon footprint to help mitigate climate change.
At BMA, we are committed to helping building owners navigate Local Law 97 and implement energy-efficient solutions that will not only meet compliance requirements but also create long-term value. Our team of experienced architects have the knowledge and building performance expertise to provide tailored solutions that align with your goals and budget.
What's required to comply?
Local Law 97 applies to buildings over 25,000 square feet that are either residential, commercial, or institutional. Buildings in these categories must meet annual greenhouse gas emissions limits based on their occupancy group. The first compliance period begins in 2024, and drives towards a 40% emission reduction by 2030, and an 80% emission reduction by 2050.
Buildings subject to Local Law 97 will be required to file a report with the Department of Buildings, detailing annual greenhouse gas emissions, by May 1, 2025, and then by May 1 of every year after. Reports must be certified by a registered design professional.
Our team will help you understand your current emissions levels and conduct an energy audit, to produce a roadmap for LL97 compliance.
We'll use state-of-the-art energy modeling tools to simulate the performance of your building and identify the most cost-effective solutions to reduce emissions.
We'll assist you in preparing and submitting compliance reports to the City, so you can focus on running your business while we handle the administrative work.