LL97: Unpacking the Proposed Rules (2023)

Join us on September 21 for a special webinar with the NYC DOB on the new proposed rules for Local Law 97.

  • September 21, 2023
  • 10:00 – 11:15 am
  • Online/Webinar
LL97: Unpacking the Proposed Rules (2023)

Event Cost

  • Member & Non-member: Free

On September 12, the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) released a new package of proposed rules to guide the implementation of Local Law 97. These rules give detailed criteria for covered buildings that must carry out prescriptive path upgrades, add a credit for beneficial electrification for covered buildings that electrify heat or hot water before 2030, and define criteria for “good faith” exemptions for covered buildings that are doing work but unable to meet their annual carbon limit.

Join us on September 21 for a special webinar with DOB to unpack the details of the proposed rules and get answers to your questions (submit questions ahead of time here). A public hearing will take place on October 24 when members of the public can voice their comments on the proposed rules.

This new set of proposed rules is in addition to the comprehensive package of rulemaking released by DOB in November 2022.

And get up to speed before the webinar with our latest article, “What’s in the 2023 proposed rules for LL97?”


Gina Bocra
Chief Sustainability Officer, NYC Department of Buildings

With 19 years of sustainability experience, Gina leads a DOB team of specialists charged with enforcing the Energy Code. Gina supports the implementation of laws addressing benchmarking, audits and retro-commissioning, and lighting and sub-metering, while also contributing to new legislation to increase energy efficiency in New York City’s building stock. She assists with the continued development of the New York City Construction Codes and the NYC Energy Code to accommodate advances in sustainability.

Beth Golub
Director of Sustainability Policy and Legal Matters, NYC Department of Buildings

Beth oversees the legal and policy team in the Department’s Sustainability Bureau, working to achieve energy efficiency and emissions reductions in buildings, which account for two-thirds of all greenhouse gas emissions in New York City. Beth’s work involves developing policy and legal analysis for the implementation of Local Law 97, and advising on all issues relating to sustainable buildings and the clean energy transition.

Emily Hoffman
Director of Building Energy & Emissions Performance, NYC Department of Buildings

Emily Hoffman is the Director of Building Energy and Emissions Performance (OBEEP) at NYC’s Department of Buildings, where she focuses on the implementation of Local Law 97 and other Sustainability Laws. Over the past decade, she has led the DOB Energy Code development and compliance team and has been deeply engaged in local and national energy code development. She has served as the Vice Chair of the IECC Energy Code Committee and as a member of the ASHRAE 90.1 and ASHRAE 229P committees. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.

Laura Popa
Deputy Commissioner for Sustainability, NYC Department of Buildings

Laura joined the DOB after more than 22 years of public service as a legal and policy advisor at the New York City Council and the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. During her career in public service, she oversaw the development of legislation and policy at the City Council and directed the Council’s efforts to enact landmark legislation that supports citywide greenhouse gas emissions limits, the institutionalization of long-term sustainability and resiliency planning, and the expansion of clean and renewable energy. She also served on numerous advisory boards and task forces related to sustainability and was a member of the Mayor’s Commission on Gender Equity.

Danielle Manley (Moderator)
Manager, Policy, Urban Green Council

Danielle is responsible for advocacy, analysis and collaboration on Urban Green’s policy initiatives in New York City and State. She previously worked at the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University’s Earth Institute researching and communicating local climate risk information for stakeholders in cities and ecosystems, and served as project manager for the Third New York City Panel on Climate Change Report. She holds a Master’s Degree in Climate and Society from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the University at Buffalo.

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