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Building Energy Usage and Local Laws 84 and 97

Building Energy Usage and Local Laws 84 and 97

Upload whole building aggregated data to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Portfolio Manager through the Building Energy Usage Portal. The portal handles the request and approval of an owner’s authorized agent and self-authorization of building owners.

Get started by creating a Portfolio Manager account, adding your property to the Building Energy Usage Portal, and connecting and sharing your property from the Portfolio Manager. We will automatically upload the building’s energy consumption to your account through Portfolio Manager Data Exchange, which allows you to benchmark your building’s energy performance.

Consumption data for the current benchmarking year will be completed by March 1st of the following calendar year.


Local Laws 84 and 97 require benchmarking to be completed by May 1 of each year. If you do not submit a report by the May 1 deadline, you may submit your benchmarking data before the next quarterly deadlines of August 1, November 1, and February 1 of the following year.

The NYC Department of Buildings may issue a Notice of Violation to any property on the Covered Buildings List that has not provided a fully compliant benchmarking report by the May 1 deadline. Learn more about the violations for non-compliance.

To ensure your consumption is uploaded and ready for submission, please add your property to the portal and share your data at least two weeks prior to the May 1 deadline.

Get more information about compliance dates and requirements.

User guides

Quick Start and Returning User Guide
User Guide
Meter Maintenance Guide

To access additional guides and documents, please log in to the Building Energy Usage Portal.

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Request Usage Data as a Building Owner or Authorized Agent

If your property is not in New York City or part of the recent Covered Buildings List, please log in to Project Center and upload your request form(s).

Get up to two years of electric and gas usage data. Receive a report with up to 24 months of energy usage data from the date of your request within 10 business days. All personal information will be removed to protect the privacy of the building’s prior and current occupants.

Complete the Aggregated Consumption Request Form. You may use last year's request form after verifying the account number is still valid and changing the benchmarking calendar year.

Complete all applicable Letters of Authorization. If you previously submitted a Con Edison authorization form in another year and the building has not changed ownership, you will not be required to resubmit your Con Edison Letter of Authorization.

Email us your Letters of Authorization.

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