Dominating our Environmental and Land Use practice over so many other important issues affecting our clients has been New York City’s Local Law 97. The 2019 Climate Mobilization Act, also known as Local Law 97, requires owners of most buildings over 25,000 square feet to dramatically reduce their building emissions in phases over the coming decade and beyond or face progressively steeper penalties. The law sets emissions limits based on square footage and occupancy category (i.e., commercial, residential, etc.) and ratchets those limits down over time.
Our group is closely monitoring developments in this area, and will maintain this page for our clients to provide any updates that are relevant.
|Local Law 97: Q&A for Property Owners, Including Commercial Landlords, on NYC’s Groundbreaking Climate Change Law|
Property owners in New York City are increasingly focused on the January 1, 2024 start date for compliance with New York City’s LL97 of 2019. This advisory addresses some of the questions our clients are asking attorneys most frequently.
|New York City’s Ambitious Green Buildings Law Faces Legal Challenge|
This advisory explores a small group of building owners and individuals has filed a lawsuit challenging a centerpiece of the City’s efforts to combat climate change, LL97.
|Carter Ledyard & Milburn Moves and Assesses Its New Carbon Footprint: Local Law 97|
On the heels of moving from our longtime home on Wall Street, Carter Ledyard’s Environmental and Land Use Group assesses its own carbon footprint, readiness to comply with LL97, and a message for our clients that its never too early to prepare for LL97 compliance.