Compliance With Legal Mandates & Energy Codes

Building, electrical, and energy codes have undergone significant changes related to how structures use energy. Even experienced property managers can use help navigating a changing regulatory environment.

Whether you want to better manage operating costs, reach your sustainability targets, or simply comply with updated laws and regulations, AEA’s project managers and expert energy auditors can show you the opportunities for energy savings in your buildings to help you achieve your goals.

State energy codes and municipal mandates require owners of covered buildings to track and improve their properties’ energy performance through benchmarking, energy audits, making energy efficiency upgrades to building systems, and retrocommissioning.  Developers of new buildings may need their buildings to meet new standards for air sealing and ductwork.  Affordable housing regulators may require building performance measures or other “green” components to qualify new projects for financing with tax credits.  AEA provides energy efficiency expertise from pre-design through construction and post-inspection of the projects to avoid costly miscalculations and rework.

New York City’s Greener Greater Buildings Plan, a set of policies and local laws that affect many aspects of City life from building energy efficiency to bike lanes and traffic regulations to tree planting.  In late 2009, laws were enacted that focus on New York’s municipally owned structures and privately owned buildings including, with some exceptions, those exceeding 50,000 gross square feet or multiple buildings on the same lot exceeding 100,000 gross square feet (“covered buildings”).

Learn more about compliance with New York mandates:
Local Law 84 of 2009 –  New York Local Law 87 –   NYC Clean Heat Initiative (Local Law 43 of 2010)

Learn more about compliance with California mandates:
San Francisco Existing Commercial Building Energy Performance Ordinance – Energy and Water Benchmarking –California Title 24 – California Nonresidential Building Benchmarking



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