Author Archives: Mark Balsam

DOB (FINALLY) Releases Local Law 87 Filing Tools

Yesterday, the New York City Department of Buildings posted the final submission tools for Local Law 87 on its website.  If you’re interested, you can view these forms HERE:   Despite the release of the energy audit and retro-commissioning submission … Continued

Will NYSERDA Pay for Local Law 87?

First, it’s important to understand that NYSERDA doesn’t pay you to comply with Local Law 87.  NYSERDA wants you to submit a plan showing how you intend to reduce energy by 15% and then they want you to execute on … Continued

Local Law 87

Every property owner and manager we speak to has a similar story:  They are spending more and more time dealing with New York City’s never-ending onslaught of laws, regulations, and violations. Unfortunately, the City is once again inserting itself into … Continued

Local Law 84 Benchmarking Errors

City finds errors in many Local Law 84 benchmarking submissions.  They are adding requirements and getting tougher on NYC Landlords about accuracy in 2012. Last week Redocs attended a conference with the Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability.  … Continued

Problems With Section 8

NYCHA Section 8 Disaster.  The Letter “S” is Becoming All too Common on Section 8 Payment Stubs. NYCHA Section 8 is an abysmal organization.  Calling them means sitting on hold for an hour, and trying to follow their rules means … Continued

Last Chance To Comply With Local Law 84

Local Law 84 Benchmarking is due December 31st. Most buildings have complied.  If yours has not, we CAN still get it done for you in time.  Please call or email. This is it.  If you own or manage a building … Continued

Local Law 84 Deadline

Local Law 84 Deadline is 32 days away.  Last chance to comply. The new and final deadline for Local Law 84 benchmarking compliance is December 31, 2011.  That is just over 30 days away.  Benchmarking takes two to three weeks … Continued