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Planning Ahead for Local Law 97


Start Planning Today

Local Law 97 (LL97)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. compliance begins in 2024, but implementing energy management strategies for your multifamily properties doesn’t happen overnight, so the time to plan is now. It’s a good time to lay the groundwork for making comprehensive energy-saving upgrades or establishing on-going energy management strategies for your properties.

LL97 is part of New York City’s Climate legislation passed in 2019, a group of local laws aimed at mitigating the effects of greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. LL97 establishes emissions regulations on buildings over 25,000 sq. ft. that are subject to benchmarking.


Implementing energy management strategies and installing energy-saving solutions offers many long-lasting benefits for your business, your properties, and your tenants.

  • Improve your bottom line with lower operating expenses
  • Boost tenant satisfaction and reduce turnover by improving comfort and keeping rents affordable
  • Increase the value and marketability of your properties by installing high performance equipment
  • Reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner and healthier community

Available Financial Incentives and Guidance

Programs and services are available from NYSERDA and your utility to help start thinking about Local Law 97 while also unlocking the many benefits of saving energy. NYSERDA offers support through every step of your building upgrades, from planning improvements, to installation, to monitoring performance.


Contact Us

Have questions about which programs would be best for you? Contact NYSERDA at multifamilyinfo@nyserda.ny.gov.

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Uncover Energy-Saving Opportunities for Less

Flex Tech: Get an energy study of your building at 50% cost share that will identify and evaluate opportunities to reduce energy costs and incorporate clean energy into your capital planning Limited time changes through 12/31/2020 – FlexTech will offer up to 100% study cost share for eligible customers.

Receive Incentives for High Performance Equipment Installations

NYSERDA Incentives 

  • Multifamily Performance Program (MPP): Affordable housing properties* can access incentives up to $3,500 per dwelling unit to help lower the cost of energy-saving upgrades
    (Limited time changes through 12/31/2020 – Receive incentives earlier in your project’s timeline, other requirements relaxed)
  • NY-Sun: Receive $.40 per watt through a NY-Sun approved contractor when you install a solar system. Affordable properties can receive $1.00 per watt.

Utility Incentives

  • Check with your local utility for additional incentives and technical assistance for market-rate and affordable properties
  • Enhanced heat pump incentives: Heat pump incentives are available through your utility

Monitor Progress and Stay on Top of Compliance at Reduced Rates

Real-Team Energy Management (RTEM): Gain actionable insights on to how operate your building more efficiently, avoid unexpected breakdowns, and stay compliant. NYSERDA will cost share 30% of all eligible costs up front.

On-Site Energy Manager: Offers a 75% cost-share for multifamily buildings to hire a dedicated, full-time on-site energy manager