Hundreds turn out to hearing urging stricter rules for implementation of NYC landmark climate law


Hundreds of New Yorkers showed up to a virtual meeting held by the Department of Buildings (DOB) on Monday urging the agency to strengthen its proposed emissions rules for the landmark climate legislation Local Law 97.

DOB last month released its proposed rules for Local Law 97 of 2019, which requires all buildings in the city over 25,000 square feet to meet tough new limits on carbon emissions by 2024, and for landlords to retrofit their buildings in order to meet those mandates. Considered one of the most ambitious local climate laws on earth, owners of large buildings must drop their emissions at least 40% by 2030 to comply.