Local Law 97: Member Roundtable

Event Prices: 
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
LL97 Member Roundtable

For those already versed in the basics of Local Law 97, join Urban Green staff and your colleagues for a member roundtable to unpack the details behind NYC’s landmark emissions law. A short  presentation will frame a specific topic, followed by a roundtable discussion to get your input on the details and where the law should go from here.

We have two potential LL97 discussion topics that registrants will be asked to select a preference for:

Building Electrification:

  • New York City and State are moving to largely phase out fossil fuel use in the future. As the grid gets greener, Local Law 97 will be a strong driver of building electrification. Is our power grid ready to power this new way of life? What other policies are lawmakers considering that will drive this transition? Urban Green will give a brief presentation of our latest research, and then we want to hear from you. What are you doing to prepare for this change? What are the biggest challenges you see? 

The Prescriptive Path: 

  • Local Law 97 allows some affordable housing to choose low-cost energy saving measures instead of emissions limits. These buildings are required to implement a prescriptive package of energy saving measures such as weatherization and lighting upgrades. Urban Green will explain the policy thinking behind the checklist approach for affordable housing and clarify the details of that compliance option. Then we want to hear from you. What are you doing to comply with this path? How can we achieve deeper carbon reduction from prescriptive-path buildings?

Sign up here. You will be prompted to select your preference for one of the above topics. We will reach out the day before the roundtable (11/30/21) to let you know which topic will be discussed. Please contact Theresa Wetzler at tw@urbangreencouncil.org with any questions.

This member roundtable is exclusive to Sponsor Members, Organizational Members and Members of the Trust for Urban Green. Learn more about membership.

John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

Sean Brennan
Director of Research, Urban Green Council

Chris Halfnight
Director of Policy, Urban Green Council