Energy Efficiency Rating Poster-NYC

Building Owners Required to Post Building Energy Efficiency Rating Label – Local Law 33 of 2018 as amended by Local Law 95 of 2019


No later than October 31, 2021, owners of buildings over 25,000 square feet – or multiple buildings on a lot that total 100,000 square feet or more – that appear on the NYC Benchmarking Covered Building List for Compliance in 2021 must post the Building Energy Efficiency Rating Label that includes the building’s 2020 energy efficiency grade in a conspicuous location near each public entrance to their buildings.


The label will include the building’s energy efficiency score, which is calculated through the benchmarking tool (Portfolio Manager), and an energy efficiency rating of A through F, as required in Local Law 33 of 2018 and Local Law 95 of 2019.


Failure to print the label in DOB NOW, as well as post the DOB-issued label, may result in the imposition of a civil penalty of $1250, per Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York § 103-06(l)(2).

• Visit the Department’s Benchmarking page for further details.

• Review the Local Law 33 as amended by LL95 of 2019 Steps to Compliance, LL33 - Frequently Asked Questions.

• For assistance with benchmarking tasks contact the NYC Sustainability Help Center, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm by emailing or by calling (212) 566-5584.



Info as of may 2021


June 2010

Local Law 33/18 as Amended by Local Law 95/19




Q1. What is required to comply with Local Law 33 of 2018?

A1. To comply with Local Law 33/18, the energy and water consumption of a building must be benchmarked annually by May 1. The energy efficiency score and grade that is obtained and assigned based on the benchmarking reporting, must be disclosed in the form of a Building Energy Efficiency Rating label (sample), which is issued by the Department of Buildings every year on October 1st, by displaying it annually within 30 days after October 1st in a conspicuous location near each public entrance to the building until October 1st of the following year.


Q2. What happens if a building owner fails to submit a benchmarking report on time?

A2. Buildings for which required benchmarking information was not submitted on time will be assigned an “F” grade in the form of the Building Energy Efficiency Rating Label. The label with an “F” grade must be displayed within 30 days after October 1st in a conspicuous location near each public entrance to such building until October 1st of the following year.

Building Energy Efficiency Rating Label


Q1. What is the required file format needed to download the label?

A1. A printed 8½” x 11” paper label is acceptable.


Q2. Is there a limit on the number of copies that may be printed?

A2. No, you may print as many copies as needed.


Q3. Does the label have to be in color, laminated or framed?

A3. The label may be printed in color (highly recommended) or in gray scale. Framing/laminating the label is suggested, but not required, as long as all information included in the label is clearly visible for the entire year.


Q4. Are there any specific requirements in terms of where the label has to be displayed?

A4. Once printed, the label must be displayed either externally or internally in a conspicuous location near each public entrance, so it is visible to the public. The label must be at a vertical height no less than four feet and no more than six feet from the ground or floor. The label must not be defaced, marred, camouflaged or hidden from public view. The label must be displayed year-round and replaced each year with the latest issued version




FAQ: Local Law 33/18 as Amended by Local Law 95/19

Where to Obtain the Label


Q1. Is the label automatically mailed to the building owner from the City or is it available online for download?

A1. The label is not automatically mailed, an owner or owner’s representative must access it thru the DOB NOW Public Portal, where it can be download and printed for posting.


Q2. Where is the Building Energy Efficiency Rating label made available and how is it downloaded?

A2. Retrieve the label by visiting the DOB NOW Public Portal


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