Local Law 97


Find out how NYC's building emissions law impacts your building and how you can avoid fines.

Understand NYC's Building Emissions Law and Get Free Help

Nearly 70% of NYC’s carbon emissions come from the fossil fuels used to heat, cool, and power our buildings. Local Law 97 (LL97) is part of the city’s plan to address these emissions and make NYC carbon neutral by 2050. Under LL97, most buildings over 25,000 gross square feet that exceed emissions limits will face annual fines beginning in 2025.

One way to reduce your building emissions is to make improvements that increase energy efficiency or introduce distributed energy resources. NYC Accelerator offers free assistance with energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. We’ll help you cut your building’s emissions and energy costs, comply with LL97 on time, and avoid annual fines.

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