Local Law 84 / 133

Local Law 84 and Local Law 133 require property managers and owners of all New York City buildings over 25,000 square feet to report the building’s energy and water usage to the City on an annual basis. The laws are commonly referred to as the "energy benchmarking law" or the "energy and water reporting" law.


Originally, under Local Law 84, the requirement applied only to NYC buildings over 50,000 square feet. The requirement was then ammended in 2017 under Local Law 133 to apply to all buildings over 25,000 square feet.

Local Law 87

The law applies to all NYC buildings over 50,000 square feet and requires a professional energy assessment of the property as well as a “tune up” of its base systems. Penalties for non-compliance are substantial and will range anywhere from $3000 to $5000 for every year that this assessment is not conducted.