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Monday, May 23, 2022
8:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT (incl. two 15-min breaks)


Presented by
Daniel A. Spitzer
Alicia Legland

Understanding the Problem – NYC Greenhouse Emission Sources
Understanding the state and city building emissions regulatory structure
Role of the state in building codes
Energy Law Article 11 and local building code authority
• New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC)
NYC’s Climate Mobilization Law
• Local Law 92 and Local Law 94 of 2019 (Green Roofs)
• Local Law 95 of 2019 (amending how energy efficiency grade calculated)
• Local Law 96 of 2019 (C-PACE)
Local Law 97 of 2019 (LL 97)
• Amendments to LL 97
Building that are covered, and those exempted
Carbon emissions limits, 2024 and 2030
Office of Building Energy and Emissions Performance
Advisory boards

Local Law 97: Building Energy and Emissions Limits
Annual building emissions limits – preparing for compliance by 2024 through 2034
Occupancy groups
Greenhouse gas coefficients
Allowable deductions, adjustments to limits, and carbon trading
Reporting requirements
Extensions, assistance, and outreach
Article 321: requirements for certain buildings
October 2021 clarifications
• Carbon credits
• Role of batteries
Other NYC and NY State efforts
• Gas ban (NYC Intro 2317)
• All-electric building law


Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Credits per Webinar

Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs
(9.0 PDHs total series)

3.0 HSW CE Hours
(9.0 HSW CE Hours total series)
3.0 AIA LU|HSW Hours
(9.0LU|HSW Hours total series)

International Code Council:
.3 CEUs (Energy)
(.9 CEUs (Energy) total series)

Certified Planners:
CM | 3
(CM | 9 total series)


Continuing Education Credit Information
These webinar are open to the public and offer 9.0 PDHs (3.0 PDHs per webinar) to professional engineers and 3.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects in all states.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved Building Energy and Emissions Limits and NYC Energy Conservation Code 2020, NY Stretch and Energy Efficiency Measures this course for 3.0 LU|HSW each (Sponsor No. J885). Credits
are pending for Distributed Energy Resources and Carbon Trading. Only full participation
is reportable to the AIA CES.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved HalfMoon Education as a sponsor of continuing education (Sponsor No. J885). This course has been submitted for AIA CES approval and is currently pending. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .9 CEUs (.3 CEUs per webinar) in the specialty area of Energy (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 9 (CM | 3 per webinar) for Certified Planners.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the
webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the
quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Alicia Legland

Alicia Legland is a member of the Environmental and Renewable Energy Practices. Her experience and current work centers on environmental law, energy law, and land use and zoning law. A primary part of her practice involves preparing zoning analyses for renewable energy developers, representing clients involved in Article 78 proceedings, and assisting clients with regulatory compliance matters and environmental due diligence review. Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Alicia was a summer associate for a real estate law firm in New York City. During law school, she interned for the Honorable Andrew L. Carter Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan.

Daniel A. Spitzer

Daniel A. Spitzer is a partner with Hodgson Russ LLP. He concentrates his practice on issues involving environmental law, renewable energy, sustainable development, land use law, municipal law, and real estate development. His practice involves numerous renewable energy projects, including representing municipalities, developers, land owners, and financing entities. His work includes some of the largest wind farms in the eastern United States; multiple utility and small-scale solar projects; and landfill, gas-to-energy, biomass, storage, transmission, and energy efficiency projects. A primary part of his work focuses on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) review and compliance with federal and state environmental statutes. His work includes environmental assessments for large-scale telecommunications projects, infrastructure projects and power generation projects. He counsels agencies and private clients on compliance with historic preservation laws, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and other federal environmental statutes and regulations. His practice also includes work in areas concerning the valuation of property. He represents property owners and municipalities in condemnation proceedings and tax assessment challenges, from the initial filing of claims, all the way through to trial. His clients include municipal redevelopment agencies, developers, and taxpayers throughout New York State.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Building Energy and Emissions Limits

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This three-hour course examines New York City’s Local Law 97, which is designed to reduce carbon emissions from buildings larger than 25,000 sq. feet. The course details how building owners and design professionals can prepare their buildings to comply with the law, starting with understanding the laws and the problems they are designed to address. Throughout the course, annual building emissions limits for 2024-2034 will be identified, occupancy groups will be discussed, and reporting requirements will be outlined. In addition, penalties, amendments, reports, and adjustments will be covered. Lastly, compliance strategies such as battery usage and carbon trading will be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the problems that arise from New York City’s greenhouse emissions and the purpose of the NYC climate mobilization laws, primarily Local Law 97.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify which buildings are covered by the law, the annual emissions limit (2024-2034), and which buildings are exempt.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to determine extensions, penalties, and reporting requirements as prescribed by the law.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to strategize different solutions for compliance, including carbon trading, batteries, and adjustments to limits.

LUs: 3                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with building design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/04/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.


Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $179.00


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