NYC Accelerator is a free resource available for building managers and owners of all privately owned buildings greater than 5,000 square feet across the five boroughs of New York City.

Building owners and industry professionals can learn how to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions from their buildings.

NYC Accelerator provides:

  • Training
  • One-on-one expert guidance
  • Access to technical resources
  • Financing options

NYC Accelerator can help identify financing solutions to fund building energy upgrade projects. Dedicated Financing Specialists are available to assist with finding lenders, evaluating offers, and providing ongoing support.

Building owners and operators can participate in this program to increase the value and sustainability of their properties through energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. 


Access free assistance from NYC Accelerator.

By Phone

  • Agency: Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice
  • Division: NYC Accelerator Initiative
  • Phone Number: (212) 656-9202
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Local Law 87 

Under Local Law 87 (LL87), owners of buildings over 50,000 gross square feet must complete an energy audit and retro-commissioning measure once every 10 years.  

Learn more about Local Law 87.

Local Law 88

Under Local Law 88 (LL88), owners of non-residential buildings must upgrade their lighting to meet current New York City Energy Conservation Code standards. 

Learn more about Local Law 88.

Local Law 97 

Local Law 97 (LL97) is part of the City’s plan to reduce these emissions and make NYC carbon neutral by 2050. 

NYC Accelerator contributes to the City's goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Nearly 70% of New York City’s carbon emissions come from the fossil fuels used to heat, cool, and power our buildings.

NYC Accelerator offers free assistance with energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades, helps buildings cut their emissions and energy costs, comply with LL97 on time, and avoid annual fines.

Learn more about NYC Building Energy Local Laws.

New York City requires owners of buildings over 25,000 gross square feet to measure and report their energy usage annually.

Owners can use this audit to glean insights on how to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings.

Learn more about the Benchmark Requirement.

On-site solar power can help buildings comply with Local Laws 92, 94, and 97 — NYC’s solar/green roof and carbon-reduction requirements. NYC Accelerator can help eligible property owners with resources to assist with solar installation.

If you do not qualify, you can get information from the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Visit the NYSERDA's website.

Investing in energy efficiency measures from the outset will increase property value and prevent fines associated with local energy laws, like Local Law 154 – which requires all new buildings to be electric. Buildings that are compliant are likely to be more attractive to prospective buyers. 

NYC Accelerator offers expert knowledge about local energy laws and electrification strategies for buildings. You can learn about compliance requirements and plan for long-term energy efficiency in projects with personalized technical assistance and training.

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