Tension over who’s responsible for greening city buildings

Building managers and engineers Friday discussed the obstacles they face when trying to comply with emissions caps imposed by Local Law 97. They spoke at a panel held by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 94 at its training center in Hell’s Kitchen.

The law requires most buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to meet limits beginning in 2024. Owners that do not comply face hefty fines.

One challenge that looms large for electric office buildings, according to property managers, is drawing from a power grid that is currently fossil fuel–dependent.

Gene Boniberger, senior vice president of operations at Rudin Management, said his firm’s worst offender

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