Annual reporting of their buildings’ energy and water usage, known as benchmarking, has become a routine part of most co-op and condo boards’ workload. But due to a technical glitch when Con Ed and National Grid tried to upload electricity and gas data directly to the Energy Star Portfolio Manager for the first time last year, the deadline on 2017 reports was extended. The Portfolio Manager is an online portal run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The deadline extension ends on Friday, February 15, when all 2017 data must be filed.
Under Local Law 84, all New York City buildings over 50,000 square feet, including co-ops and condos, must measure and report their annual water and energy consumption. (Local Law 133, which covers buildings between 25,000 and 50,000 square feet, still has a filing deadline of March 31, 2019 for 2017 consumption.)
Assistance with benchmarking tasks is available via the NYC Benchmarking Help Center, Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. by calling (212) 566-5584 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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