LL 87 NYC Consultants, Carleton Energy Consulting, Shares What Building Managers Should Be Thankful for this Thanksgiving: Local Law 87 in New York City. Continue reading
Nov 27, 2014 /prREACH/ -- “With winter approaching fast, NYC building owners may be thinking through strategies for saving money through reduced energy use,” says Jeff Carleton, President of Carleton Energy Consulting. This year, in efforts to help managers and owners comply with Local Law 87, Carleton Energy Consulting can help. “Compliance means reduced carbon footprint and lower energy waste. For property owners, that’s terrific news.” Here are three things building managers can be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Compliance With Local Law 87 Means Owners Save Money - For Property owners looking to understand how Local Law 87 impacts them, it’s good to know the facts. First, compliance with Local Law 87 is mandatory and an incomplete or missing energy audit may result in fines. Property owners need to be aware of these and other issues that can negatively impact bottom line. Keeping waste reduction low is the most effective way to lower fuel bills.
According to the law, single structures larger than 50,000 square feet or two or more buildings on a single lot consisting of more than 100,000 square feet must comply with the audits. But the law gets confusing, because condominium properties with a single board of managers owned by an association that exceed 100,000 square feet must comply regardless of the number of tax lots.
Owners Don’t Have to Wait to Start Saving - The tax block reporting year chart is somewhat confusing to building owners, but was designed to alleviate system overload that would likely occur as everyone tried to comply at the same time. As a result, local government designed a graduated entry with property owners assigned a specific year by which they must comply. The good news is, owners do not need to wait for their designated time and can bring their buildings up to code immediately to save money.
Expertise Is Available - Local Law 87 can be complex and a bit intimidating without proper guidance. Anyone can access the law in its entirety from the NYC Green Building & Energy Efficiency Website, but that does not ensure compliance or shed light on how to bring buildings up to code. Luckily, Carleton Energy Consulting (CEC) specializes in Local Law 87 Auditing, retro-commissioning, energy auditing, consulting, solutions, procurement and boiler management and can help owners take proactive steps now for significant cost savings.
It generally takes 3 or 4 weeks to conduct energy evaluation and assessment, but retro-fitting can take several months or more. For owners who are considering their options with Local Law 87, and ready to start saving money with reduced utility consumption, Carleton Energy Consulting may be the best strategy. For more information about Carleton Energy Consulting go to http://CarletonEC.com or call 516-672-8277.