NYC: Renovation and Legislation

BCxA Board member Ryan Lean and two partners from Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B) presented three case studies on best approaches to using data and other tools to assess building performance, testing/tuning individual building components, managing system upgrades, and conducting full building renovations at a recent BOMA New York monthly meeting.

The speakers also presented an overview of Bill 1253, a group of six bills known as the Climate Mobilization Act (referred to by some as NYC’s “Green New Deal”).

The bill has been approved, with the most dramatic measure being a requirement that existing buildings of more than 25,000 square feet conduct retrofits to meet the 40 percent greenhouse gas emissions goal by 2030.

Noncompliance will be faced with major fines, beginning as early as 2024.

“We need to recognize that workplace strategies have shifted, comply with new energy codes and appreciate that loads are going down. Fifty years ago, we were managing four watts per square foot. Today, that same load is down to under one watt,” according to presenters.

BCxA Board Member Ryan Lean presents to BOMA NY

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