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Compliance

Navigating the complexities of NYC Local Laws, inspections, and tri-annual filings with the various city agencies can be a daunting task. Energo has been helping buildings in NYC comply for decades with experienced professionals to help guide and complete the necessary work and documentation to ensure compliance.

If you are looking for help with any of the following services, even correctional measures, please reach out to us today to make compliance with any of NYC’s Local Laws, inspections, or filings hassle-free.

NYC Department of Buildings Annual Boiler Inspection

NYC Building Code requires all boilers in buildings with six or more apartments, or any mixed use or commercial building, be inspected annually. A violation could be up to $1,000 a year.

  • Low Pressure Boiler Inspections begin on January 1.
  • High Pressure Boilers need to have an external and internal inspection done within the same year, but six months apart.
 

For more information: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/safety/boiler-compliance.page

NYC DEP Boiler Triennial Registrations

The NYC DEP requires all boilers 350,000 BTU/hr to submit a renewed registration or certified combustion test triennially. Building owners who have boilers equal to or greater than 2.8 million BTU/hr must self-maintain five years of records that document the annual inspections and combustion tests.

Annual combustion efficiency tests conducted by a qualified combustion tester using a calibrated combustion analyzer. Test results must be submitted with the application in order to renew the certificate to operate the boiler.

Remember, overhauling your burner will increase efficiency and could avoid costly repairs and down time in the winter. Contact us for an estimate.

Learn more at https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dep/downloads/pdf/air/cats/epa-industrial-commercial-institutional-boilers-factsheet.pdf and https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dep/environment/clean-air-tracking-system.page.

NYC DEP Annual Backflow Prevention (BFP) Device Testing

New York State requires an annual inspection and test of backflow prevention devices. The testing must be completed prior to the anniversary of its installation, and must be done by a NYS Certified and Licensed BFP Assembly Tester. Penalties could be $300 per year and/or termination of water services. 

More more information: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dep/about/cross-connection-controls.page.

Local Law 84 and 133:  NYC Annual Benchmarking

Buildings over 25,000 square feet must report the energy and water usage of the building to the city every year. It is due on May 1. 

Learn more at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/codes/compliance-instructions.page.

Local Law 87:  Boiler System Testing and Combustion Tests

Buildings over 50,000 square feet need to have periodic energy audits and retro-commissioning measures as part of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP). Building owners must complete an Energy Efficiency Report and file it electronically every 10 years. 

For more information visit https://www1.nyc.gov/html/gbee/html/plan/ll87.shtml.

Local Law 97:  Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Passed in April 2019, NYC Local Law 97 aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. LL97 says most buildings over 25,000 square feet must meet new energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions limits by 2024. Stricter limits will come in 2030. LL97 sets a goal for New York City to achieve a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and 80% by 2050. 

To learn more visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/codes/greenhouse-gas-emission-reporting.page.

Local Law 152:  Gas System Inspections

Gas piping systems in all buildings must be inspected at least once every four years. The inspection must be done by a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP) or someone working under the direct supervision of an LMP.

Inspection schedule:

January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023

  • Buildings in Community Districts 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17 in all boroughs

January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024:

  • Buildings in Community Districts 1, 3 and 10 in all boroughs
 

January 1, 2025 – December 31, 2025:

  • Buildings in Community Districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs
 

January 1, 2026 – December 31, 2026:

  • Buildings in Community Districts 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16 in all boroughs
 

Find more information on your Community District here: https://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/bispi00.jsp 

If you need assistance assuring your property is compliant, or for more information on NYC’s Local Laws, Energo is here to help!

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