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NYC Local Law 97 Advisory Board Established, With Expert Working Groups Coming Soon

Implementation of New York City’s groundbreaking Building Emissions Law (Local Law 97 of 2019) is underway. On December 19, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced the appointment of 15 Advisory Board members who will assess and report on over 20 aspects of the Law, with the help of expert…

“Affordable Housing and Climate Mitigation in New York City: Compliance and Financing Options for Building Owners Under Local Laws 97 and 116,” co-author Alexis Saba

SPR Attorneys Explain the NYC Building Emissions Law

Sive, Paget & Riesel has been closely tracking the early implementation of the New York City Building Emissions Law (Local Law 97 of 2019), which the City Council passed in April 2019 and amended in July 2019 via Local Law 147 of 2019.  The Law requires most buildings over 25,000 gross square feet to meet…

New York State’s FY 2024 Budget Includes Decarbonization and Renewable Energy Investments But Lacks Gov. Hochul’s Housing Plan

On May 3, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the highlights of the approved Fiscal Year 2024 state budget, including numerous investments in decarbonization programs and renewable energy development. Notably absent from the budget are the elements of Governor Hochul’s housing plan, which included a commitment to build 800,000 new units in a decade…

NYC’s Natural Gas Ban Intends to Speed Up Building Electrification

In the waning days of its 2021 legislative session, the New York City Council passed a new law limiting the use of carbon intensive fuels in future building construction. Passed by the City Council on December 15 and signed by outgoing Mayor Bill De Blasio on December 22, Local Law 154 seeks to address the…

Meg Holden to Present on High-Performance Leases

On December 9, 2021, SPR associate Meg Holden will present on high-performance leases during a virtual program called “Unpacking High Performance Leases: Decarbonizing Commercial Office Spaces” hosted by the New York City Climate Action Alliance (the Alliance) and Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. High performance leases are a solution for driving…