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Article 310 Required Upgrade of Lighting Systems

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§28-310.1 General
Lighting systems in covered buildings shall be upgraded as provided for in this article.
*§28-310.2 Definitions
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

COVERED BUILDING. As it appears in the records of the department of finance: (i) a building that exceeds 25,000 gross square feet (2323 m2), (ii) two or more buildings on the same tax lot that together exceed 100,000 gross square feet (9290 m2) or (iii) two or more buildings held in the condominium form of ownership that are governed by the same board of managers and that together exceed 100,000 gross square feet (9290 m2).

Exceptions: The term "covered building" shall not include:
  1. Real property classified as class one pursuant to subdivision 1 of section 1802 of the New York sttae real property tax law; or
  2. Real property, not more than three stories, consisting of a series of attached, detached or semi-detached dwellings, for which ownership and the responsibility for maintenance of the HVAC systems and hot water heating systems is held by each individual dwelling unit owner, and with no HVAC system or hot water heating system in the series serving more than two dwelling units, as certified by a registered design professional to the department.
*Section 28-310.2 was amended by: Local Law 134 of 2016. This law has an effective date of October 31, 2016.
*§28-310.3 Upgrade of Lighting Systems of Covered Buildings Required
No later than January 1, 2025, the lighting systems of covered buildings shall be in compliance with the standards for new systems set forth in the New York city energy conservation code and/or applicable standards referenced in such energy code. The owner of a covered building shall ensure that the upgrade of the lighting system of the entire covered building is completed on or prior to such date and shall file a report with the department, in accordance with the rules of the department, prepared by a registered design professional or a licensed master or special electrician certifying that such upgrade has been completed and that the work is in compliance with the technical standards of the New York city electrical code. The department may impose a fee for filing and review of such reports.

Exceptions:
  1. An element of a lighting system that is in compliance with the standards of the New York city energy conservation code and/or applicable standards referenced in such code as in effect for new systems installed on or after July 1, 2010.
  2. Lighting power densities in any space bounded by permanent floor-to-ceiling partitions and/or closable doors that are in compliance with the standards of the New York city energy conservation code and/or applicable standards referenced in such code as in effect for new systems installed on or after July 1, 2010.
  3. The lighting system within dwelling units classified in occupancy group R-2 or R-3.
  4. The lighting system within a space classified in occupancy group A-3 that is within a house of worship.
*Section 28-310.3 was amended by: Local Law 134 of 2016. This law has an effective date of October 31, 2016. The mis-numbering will be corrected in future legislation.

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