This bill would create a new definition for green building project, defined as a building or renovation project on 1 to 4 family homes that would increase energy or water efficiency. The bill would also waive any building permit fees for a green building project.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 1018
By the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Member Yeger
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to elimination of permit and or filing fees for green building projects undertaken on one to four family homes
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 28-101.5 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended by adding, in appropriate alphabetical order, a new definition of “GREEN BUILDING PROJECT” to read as follows:
GREEN BUILDING PROJECT. A building project or renovation undertaken on one to four family homes that, when implemented, will produce an increase in energy efficiency or water efficiency. This may include installation of renewable energy sources such as biomass, solar energy, geothermal ground source heat pumps or wind energy systems, and/or the use of natural building materials and passive designs but shall not include the use of coal, natural gas, oil or propane.
§ 2. Section 28-112. 1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended by adding a new exception 3 to read as follows:
3. No fee shall be required in connection with an application for a building permit for a green building project.
§ 3. This local law takes effect ninety days after it becomes law and shall be applicable to any construction documents pending before the department of buildings on such effective date and the commissioner of buildings shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.
LS# 3062/Int. No. 250-2014
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