What is NYC Local Law 97?
Local Law 97 is a key piece of legislation that was passed as part of NYC’s Climate Mobilization Act. LL97 establishes and enforces stringent carbon emission limits for existing buildings, which account for roughly 70% of the total GHG emissions in NYC.
To reach the city-wide goal of reducing total carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, buildings will need to meet specific emissions targets defined by their use type. Owners that do not meet their targets will incur potentially substantial fines beginning in 2025.
To meet these targets, consider the following: