Department of Buildings

Benchmarking Requirements Expand to Mid-Sized Buildings (Plus, Public Grades for All)

By George Crawford   As previously reported, Local Law 84 of 2009 (LL 84)—the NYC Benchmarking Law—has expanded with the addition of Local Law 133 of 2016 (LL 133). Until now, energy and water benchmarking requirements were limited to buildings 50,000 square feet and larger. LL 133 has extended these requirements to buildings… View more

Plumbing Inspections Now Require Attendance by Licensee

By Rose Perez Effective immediately, the Department of Buildings (DOB) requires licensed master plumbers (or a representative of their firm) to attend all inspections. This requirement applies to both physical DOB inspections and self-certifications. The department no longer accepts authorized representative letters. If a licensee cannot attend an inspection, an authorized… View more