Category: Local Law

How Old Can a Crane Be?

A crane’s age is based on the manufacture date. For your projects, only cranes that are less than 25 years old may be used. This goes into effect on January 1, 2019. Exceptions to this rule: In these cases, a crane that is already 25 years or older can be used for the duration of ...

Stove Knob Covers Must be Provided to Tenants

Stove knob covers must now be provided to tenants who have young children when there is a gas-powered stove in the unit. Once a cover has been placed over a knob, it must be removed in order to switch on the gas. Who Should Receive These Knobs Tenants that have children six years old or ...

New Regulations on Home Rental Services

The City Council passed a new law that requires home sharing organizations to disclose the information of those who have listings on their services. The decision was unanimous (45-0). Airbnb is the most well known kind of home rental service. Under this new proposed law, the names and addresses of every listing will have to ...

Are You Keeping Track of Your Façade Filing Period?

Façade Inspections Building exteriors deteriorate over time, due to factors such as weather conditions and pollution. When there are unsafe conditions on the outside, sidewalk pedestrians and occupants who utilize balconies and roof space are at risk. The Façade Inspection & Safety Program (FISP) ensures that these exteriors are regularly inspected for safety. Is your ...

Audits and Retrocommissioning

LL87 Local Law 87 was implemented in 2009, as part of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan. Large buildings must go through an audit and retro-commissioning, in order to have an understanding of the full scope of the building’s performance. This is an important step towards increasing the overall sustainability of New York City, as large ...

NYC Benchmarking Requirements in 2018

Benchmarking (Local Law 84) Owners of large buildings must measure and report on consumption of energy and water every year. This is a proven way for buildings to decrease emissions and energy use. Having your own data available to be compared with others incites positive changes in behavior. Before: It used to be that buildings ...