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Keeping Tenants Informed

In order to give tenants more notice as to the goings-on in their building, Local Law 47 of 2015 makes it mandatory to post notices about repair work being done. This heads-up is in the form of a physical notice placed in a public space in the building that will be easily seen by all ...

Determining if You Must Benchmark in 2018

The list has been released of all buildings that must comply with Local Law 84 of 2009. It is important to note that buildings over 25,000 square feet must now submit data for this year’s May 1st deadline. An excel document contains the full list. You can search for your building for confirmation. You can look up ...

Energy Efficiency Scores will have to be Displayed

Local Law 33 of 2018 Starting in 2020, buildings over 25,000 square feet will be required to physically display an energy efficiency score. This new law is one piece in the effort to decrease energy use across the city. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® provides the building with an overall score. The number provided what is ...

The Importance of Cooling Tower Upkeep

Cooling towers feature a fan on top, air vents on the side, and piping entering near the top and exiting the bottom. There are city requirements from the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene (DOHMH), as well as state requirements from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on how they must be handled and ...

Boiler Compliance

Tune-Ups The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s annual Efficiency Testing and Tune-Ups are often mistakenly mixed up with annual inspections, which are a separate process. Boilers over 350,000BTU must be tuned up by a professional engineer. Tune-Ups and testing must be performed every year. Each device must have a Certificate of Operation. The results must ...