Village of Great Neck Plaza, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Plaza 12-21-2016 by L.L. No. 6-2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 141-1 Definitions.

BENCHMARKING INFORMATION
Information generated by Portfolio Manager (as hereinafter defined) including descriptive information about the physical building and its operational characteristics.
BUILDING ENERGY BENCHMARKING
The process of measuring a building's use of energy (as hereinafter defined), tracking that use over time, and comparing performance to similar buildings.
COVERED MUNICIPAL BUILDING
A building or facility that is owned or occupied by the Village and that is 1,000 square feet or larger in size, including the Village Hall and all municipal garages and parking facilities.
ENERGY
Electricity, natural gas, steam, hot or chilled water, fuel oil, or other product for use in a building, or renewable on-site electricity generation, for purposes of providing heating, cooling, lighting, water heating, or for powering or fueling other end-uses in the building and related facilities, as reflected in utility bills or other documentation of actual energy use.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE SCORE
The numeric rating generated by the Portfolio Manager that compares the energy usage of the building to that of similar buildings.
ENERGY USE INTENSITY (EUI)
The kBTUs (1,000 British thermal units) used per square foot of gross floor area.
GROSS FLOOR AREA
The total number of enclosed square feet measured between the exterior surfaces of the fixed walls within any structure or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy.
MAYOR
The Village Mayor.
PORTFOLIO MANAGER
Energy Star Portfolio Manager, the Internet-based tool developed and maintained by the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") to track and assess the relative energy performance of buildings nationwide, or such successor EPA tool.
UTILITY
An entity that distributes and sells energy to a covered municipal building.
VILLAGE
The Village of Great Neck Plaza, its officials and employees.
WEATHER NORMALIZED SITE EUI
The amount of energy that would have been used by a property under thirty-year average temperatures, accounting for the difference between average temperatures and yearly fluctuations.

§ 141-2 Applicability.

A. 
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all covered municipal buildings.
B. 
The Mayor may exempt a particular covered municipal building from the benchmarking requirement if the Mayor determines that it has characteristics that make benchmarking impractical.

§ 141-3 Benchmarking required for covered municipal buildings.

A. 
No later than May 1, 2017 and no later than May 1 every year thereafter, the Mayor, or his or her designee, shall enter into Portfolio Manager the total energy consumed by each covered municipal building, along with all other descriptive information required by Portfolio Manager for the previous calendar year.
B. 
For new covered municipal buildings that have not accumulated 12 months of energy use data by the first applicable date following occupancy for inputting energy use into Portfolio Manager, the Mayor or his or her designee shall begin inputting data in the following year.

§ 141-4 Disclosure and publication of benchmarking information

A. 
The Village shall make available to the public, on the Internet, benchmarking information for the previous calendar year no later than September 1, 2017, and by September 1 of each year thereafter, for covered municipal buildings.
B. 
The Village shall make available to the public on the Internet, and update at least annually, the following benchmarking information:
(1) 
Summary statistics on energy consumption for covered municipal buildings derived from aggregation of benchmarking information; and
(2) 
For each covered municipal building individually:
(a) 
The status of compliance with the requirements of this chapter;
(b) 
The building address, primary use type and gross floor area;
(c) 
Annual summary statistics, including site EUI, weather normalized source EUI, annual GHG emissions and an energy performance score where available; and
(d) 
A comparison of the annual summary statistics (as required by Subsection B(1)(c) above) across calendar years for all years since annual reporting under this chapter has been required for said building.

§ 141-5 Maintenance of records.

The Village shall maintain records as necessary for carrying out the purposes of this chapter, including but not limited to energy bills and other documents received from tenants and/or utilities. Such records shall be preserved by the Village for a period of three years.

§ 141-6 Enforcement and administration.

A. 
The Mayor or his or her designee shall be the Chief Enforcement Officer for purposes of administering and enforcing the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
The Chief Enforcement Officer may promulgate regulations necessary for the administration of the requirements of this chapter.
C. 
Within 30 days after each anniversary date of the effective date of the local law enacting this chapter, the Chief Enforcement Officer shall submit a report to the Village's Board of Trustees, including, but not limited to, summary statistics on energy consumption for covered municipal buildings derived from aggregation of benchmarking information, a list of all covered municipal buildings identifying each covered municipal building that the Mayor determined to be exempt from the benchmarking requirement and the reason for the exemption, and the status of compliance with the requirements of this chapter.