DOB Update: Energy Efficiency Certificate

September 27, 2021

As the Department of Buildings (DOB) releases updates to their Local Laws and new requirements for your buildings, HLZAE is here to help you navigate those changes and provide you the most up-to-date information and reminders to ensure you are set up for success.

Today we want to remind you that the DOB has announced that Energy Efficiency Rating Labels MUST be posted in a conspicuous location near each public entrance to the buildings no later than October 31, 2021. This applies to: Owners of buildings over 25,000 square feet or multiple buildings on a lot that total 100,000 square feet+ that appear on the NYC Benchmarking Covered Building List. 

The label will include the building’s energy efficiency score, which is calculated through the benchmarking tool (Portfolio Manager), and an energy efficiency rating of A through F, as required in Local Law 33 of 2018 and Local Law 95 of 2019. 

How to Access your
Building Energy Efficiency Label

To print the Building Energy Efficiency Label within the DOB Now Public Portal:

  • Select the Building Energy Efficiency Rating tab on the DOB NOW Public Portal (under the Stop Work Orders Search tab)
  • Search by Borough, Block and Lot (all required fields). If a lot number exists, a list of BINs with corresponding addresses will be listed in rows.
  • Under the Action column, select the print button.
  • In the new screen that opens, enter the required fields about the Owner/Owner’s Representative and sign the attestations (by checking the box), which include an attestation by the owner or the owner’s representative that the label will be posted.
  • After clicking Submit, the label will be displayed and available for downloading and printing.

This must be completed no later than October 31, 2021.

Failure to have the Energy Efficiency Rating label posted in your building will result in the possibility of a $1250 civil penalty per Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York § 103-06(l)(2).

HLZAE can provide the necessary benchmarking services for your building as well as answer questions you might have. For more information, visit the Department of Buildings website or get in touch with an expert:

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