DOB Benchmarking and Local Law 87

Is my property required to submit Benchmarking and Energy Audits?

Buildings that meet any of the following characteristics must submit Local Law 84 Benchmarking reports:

  • Buildings greater than 25,000* gross square feet; or
  • A tax lot that contains two or more buildings that, together, exceed 100,000 gross square feet; or
  • Two or more buildings held in a condominium form of ownership that, together, are larger than 100,000 gross square feet

*UPDATE MARCH 2018: Please note that the the threshold for Local Law 84 annual benchmarking reports has been lowered from 50,000 sq. ft. to 25,000 sq. ft. This change only applies to Local Law 84 annual Benchmarking reports, and not EER (Local Law 87). That threshold is still 50,000 square feet.

Buildings that meet the above criteria are included on the city’s Covered Buildings List, updated annually. Your property tax bill should also include this information in the “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan Compliance Notification” section.

Click here to view the most recent versions of the Covered Buildings List.


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