NYC Utility Rebates Ensure 3M™ Window Films Pay Back
Fast and Help You Comply With LL84 and LL87
3M™ Window Films
Security, solar and decorative window films can change your view of what window films can do. Solar and tinted window
films save valuable energy and increase worker comfort. Security and safety window films provide shatter-resistant
protection in severe weather and bomb blasts. Decorative window films add privacy and style within your building.
Now you can provide sun control, UV protection, window tinting and privacy while increasing energy savings. 3M™ Window
Films help improve tenant comfort, reduce hot spots and increase window safety in buildings. To schedule an audit for your building today click here
Con Edison Utility Rebates
Con Edison has been incentivizing 3M™ Window Films for the past three years. In some cases, Con Edison has paid as
much as 40% of the project costs. 3M has a team in place that will not only complete an energy audit on your building, but
we will also navigate the rebate process and work directly with your utility company on your behalf to ensure you receive
the highest possible incentives available.
To contact 3M and schedule an audit for your building today, click here.
In 2007, with a goal of a more sustainable New York City, Mayor Bloomberg announced PlaNYC 2030 –an initiative to reduce New York City's energy use 30% by 2030. Commercial buildings account for approximately 39% of all energy used in the United States,3 which is why the initiative focuses on commercial properties. Windows alone account for approximately 12% of all the energy used in buildings,4 which suggests that upgrading all New York City building windows could achieve as much as 16% of the total 2030 goal! PlaNYC 2030 established the city's sustainability goal, and since then a number of laws have been passed that target achieving that goal, including New York Local Laws 84 and 87.
New York Local Law 84
As of May 1, 2011, New York Local Law 84 (NY LL84) requires any building over 50,000 square feet to submit an annual energy benchmark via ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager™. If you fail to submit your information to the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager™ you are fined $2,000 per year. This data is then publicly disclosed so that prospective tenants can compare buildings' energy usage, allowing for more informed decisions about the costs of renting a building space.
How does your building stack up? To see how efficient your building is compared to buildings you are competing against for tenants, click here.
For more information about NY LL84, click here.
New York Local Law 87
New York Local Law 87 (NY LL87) is a follow-up to NY LL84. It requires every building over 50,000 square feet to undergo an energy audit once every 10 years to determine what energy retrofits the building should implement. The year that your audit is due is based on the final digit of the building's tax block number, as shown in the table below.
For more information about NY LL87, click here.
3 Energy Information Administration, 2009.
4 U.S. Department of Energy, International Green Building Summit, 2012.