2018 Benchmarking Compliance Deadline Extended

Local Law 84 (LL84) requires large building owners to annually measure their energy and water consumption in a process called benchmarking. The owners are required to enter their annual energy and water use in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) online tool, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and use the tool to submit data to the city. Building owners are subject to a penalty if usage data isn’t submitted by May 1 every year.

This year, however, the 2018 Benchmarking compliance for the 2017 calendar year has been extended. The 2017 calendar year data is now due no later than Dec. 31, 2018. In a letter dated April 24, 2018, the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability (OLTPS) has temporarily suspended compliance for calendar year 2017 due to unresolved technical issues. The temporary suspension covers calendar year 2017 compliance, which had been due no later than May 1, 2018.