New York City Local Law 48

Introduced in 2010 by Council Members Garodnick, Barron, Brewer, Gonzalez, James, Lander, Palma, Vann, Williams, Mark-Viverito, Lappin, Van Bramer, Recchia, Chin, Weprin, Gennaro, Jackson, Fidler, Crowley, Koppell, Levin, Reyna, Rodriguez and Rose.

To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 28-1001.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

Chapter 2 – Definitions

202 Add a new definition of “Occupant sensor” after the definition of “Nameplate horsepower,” to read as follows:

Occupant Sensor. A device that detects the presence or absence of people within an area and causes lighting, equipment, or appliances to be regulated accordingly.

Add a new definition of “Photosensor” after the definition of “Occupant sensor,” to read as follows:

Photosensor. A device that detects the presence of visible light.

Chapter 5 - Commercial Energy Efficiency

501.1 Delete the last sentence and replace with the following: These commercial buildings shall meet either the requirements of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except for Low-Rise Residential Buildings, as modified for New York City by Appendix A of this code, or the requirements contained in this chapter. Read more