NYC Greener, Greater Buildings Plan

Under Local Law 84 of 2009, owners of buildings that exceed 50,000 gross square feet must report to New York City energy and water used by their commercial tenants.  This is called "benchmarking."  Owners are required to obtain, from their non-residential tenants, the amount of energy and water used by these tenants for the previous calendar year, that is, 2010.  The request must be made between 1/1/11 and 1/31/11.  A special form created by the City must be used and can be found here.  More information about the program can be found at