Building Energy Efficiency Ratings

Buildings account for more than 70% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in New York City. That’s why they are a focal point of the city’s Climate Mobilization Act (CMA), a bold initiative to dramatically reduce carbon emissions from large buildings by at least 40% citywide by 2030, and 80% by 2050.

As part of the CMA, New York City requires buildings 25,000 sq. ft. and above to post their Building Energy Efficiency Rating (Energy Grade) near each public entrance by October 31 each year. [NYC Local Law 33/18 as amended by Local Law 95/19] Failure to display the placard will result in a NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) violation and a fine of $1,250.

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