To keep it Simple… Retro-commissioning is essentially a “tune up” of the building’s base systems. LL87 identifies 28 items which need to be checked for deficiencies and which need to be addressed if deficiencies are found its that simple.
Local Law 87 is both a useful and onerous requirement for NYC owners and managers. The process helps to identify energy savings, but the costs of compliance can be significant. Platinum Energy Groups is better than anyone at closing the gap between the problems and the benefits that this law creates because we not only assist other commissioning agents but performs the necessary corrective measures in-house with our own personnel.
Local Law 87 requires that all New York City buildings greater than 50,000 square feet undergo a professional energy assessment and that the results of this assessment be filed as a report with the New York City Department of Buildings. The law is divided into two components:
An assessment of the building’s systems for the purpose of identifying recommended but not required energy savings measures. The recommended measures are to be provided in a report to the building owner and filed with the New York City Department of buildings.
An assessment of the building’s base systems for the purpose of ensuring that a building’s systems are operating as intended. Local Law 87 lists 25 “retro-commissioning items” relating to the building and its operations. Items found to be deficient are to be provided in a report to the building owner and corrections can be done in-house or with Platinum Energy Groups Services. The deficiencies and steps taken to correct these deficiencies are to be filed with the New York City Department of buildings. Compliance is Easy with PEG…
Exposed hot and chilled water and steam pipes three (3) inches or greater in diameter with associated control valves are insulated in accordance with the standards of the New York city energy conservation code as in effect for new systems installed on or after July 1, 2010.
In all easily accessible locations, sealants and weather stripping are installed where appropriate and are in good condition.
It’s Easy being Compliant with Platinum Energy Group.
With Platinum Energy Group, it’s easy being Green.