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NYC DOB Local Law 33 of 2018: Amended the Administrative Code of the City of New York in Relation to Energy



Local Law 33 of 20 18 amended the Administrative Code of the City of New York in relation to energy efficiency scores and grades for buildings required to benchmark their energy and water consumption. Energy efficiency scores and grades for these buildings shall be obtained, assigned and disclosed in accordance with the new section §28-309.12 annually, based on benchmarking reporting consistent with Federal energy efficiency standards. An energy efficiency score is the 1-100 ENERGY STAR® Score that a building earns using the United States Environmental Protection Agency's online benchmarking tool, ENERGYSTAR Portfolio Manager® to compare building energy performance to similar buildings in similar

climates. As per Local Law 95 of 2019 grades based on ENERGYSTAR® energy efficiency

scores, will be assigned as follows:


A- Score is equal to or greater than 85


B- Score is equal to or greater than 70 but less than 85


C- Score is equal to or greater than 55 but less than 70


D- Score is less than 55


F- Building did not submit required benchmarking information


N- Building exempted from benchmarking or not covered by the ENERGYSTAR® program


*The energy label will include both a letter grade and the energy efficiency score for the building.

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