Local Law 87 Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning

Local Law 87 is both a useful and onerous requirement for NYC owners and managers. The process helps to identify energy savings, but the costs of compliance can be significant.  Redocs is better than anyone at closing the gap between the problems and the benefits that this law creates.

Local Law 87 requires that all New York City buildings greater than 50,000 square feet undergo a professional energy assessment and that the results of this assessment be filed as a report with the New York City Department of Buildings. The law is divided into two components:

Energy Audit Requirement

An assessment of the building’s systems for the purpose of identifying recommended but not required energy savings measures. The recommended measures are to be provided in a report to the building owner and filed with the New York City Department of buildings.

Retro-Commissioning Requirement

An assessment of the building’s base systems for the purpose of ensuring that a building’s systems are operating as intended. Local Law 87 lists 25 “retro-commissioning items” relating to the building and its operations. Items found to be deficient are to be provided in a report to the building owner. The deficiencies and steps taken to correct these deficiencies are to be filed with the New York City Department of buildings

Through a combination of high volume, sophisticated technology, and a constant consideration of how to be more efficient, we have consistently been able to deliver sophisticated, useful Local Law 87 energy assessments to our clients at a reasonable cost.

Redocs is a registered Department of Buildings energy auditing and retro-commissioning agent, authorized to conduct and submit Local Law 87 assessments. We are one of the leading providers of this service having done hundreds of projects in the short time since the law came into effect in 2013. You can see a map of our projects here.

Contact us using the form on this page, or see frequently asked questions about Local Law 87 to learn more.