City Council Passes Temperature Monitoring Bill

On Dec. 19, the City Council passed a bill that would require owners to install temperature monitoring devices in buildings with heat problems. The legislation would require HPD to identify 50 class A multiple dwellings based on factors including the number of temperature violations and heat-related complaints every two years. Such identified buildings would then be required to install Internet-capable temperature reporting devices for up to two years. And HPD would be required to conduct dedicated heat inspections of these buildings at least once every two weeks.

The bill is currently at the mayor’s desk for signature.