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Local Law 33 Building Energy Efficiency Rating

Starting in 2018, NYC started monitoring building efficiency and reducing emissions. The Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP) is an audit required for energy audits.

Local Law 33 requires owners of buildings over 25,000 square feet to obtain the Building Energy Efficiency Rating labels and display them near public entrances by October 31 of each year. The label includes an ENERGY STAR® score and a corresponding A-D letter grade to give New Yorkers a snapshot of the building’s energy performance.

Understanding the Rating System

The Building Energy Efficiency Rating can be used to evaluate your building’s energy consumption, overall comfort, and energy costs. The letter grade correlates with the buildings’ annual ENERGY STAR® score assigned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s benchmarking tool.

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 the required benchmarking information
N: Building exempted from benchmarking or not covered by the ENERGY STAR® program

Why Newgent?

We are big on city compliance! We monitor not only the deadline for each compliance the city requires from us, but we also consistently update our website to ensure owners and board members are well informed.