All buildings over 25,000 square feet in total floor area and two or more buildings on the same tax lot that together exceed 50,000 square feet (including condominiums and cooperatives) must adhere to the law, although certain buildings have alternate requirements. It is important to note that today, 75-80% of all multifamily buildings are already in compliance with the first carbon emissions limit deadline.
Buildings that have alternate requirements include:
Buildings that do not currently have any emissions limits or prescriptive measure obligations under this law:
- Houses of worship
- City-owned buildings
- Multifamily properties that are three stories or less with no central HVAC systems or hot water heating systems
- Industrial facilities primarily used for the generation of electric power or steam
- Buildings owned by a limited-profit housing company organized under article 2 of the private housing finance law (Mitchell Lama)