Local Law 97

Layr's energy efficiency window film can help reduce NYC buildings' carbon emissions by reducing cooling and heating costs, at a fraction of the cost of replacement.
Buildings account for roughly 66% of greenhouse gas emissions in New York City.  To support the city’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2050, Local Law 97 was passed in April 2019 as part of Mayor de Blasio’s Green New Deal. The law requires most NYC buildings over 25,000 square feet to meet new energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions limits by 2024, with stricter limits coming into effect in 2030.

Bringing Existing Real Estate Into Compliance with the New Law

Local Law 97 will require investments by property owners in order to bring their buildings into compliance with the stricter emissions limits. Glass buildings, while allowing for great views, drive significant incremental cooling and heating needs, which can be addressed using window film.

Are you curious about how Local Law 97 will impact your building or real estate portfolio? Are you seeking alternative energy conservation measures to reduce carbon emissions, without aesthetic or logistical tradeoffs? Are you interested in prescriptive and custom ConEdison Utility rebates?


Listen to Manny Hondroulis of Energy Products Distribution and William Pulman of Layr discuss window film as an energy conservation measure for large buildings. In this conversation, Manny and Will explain how the building envelope is a key driver of energy usage, and how window films can reduce solar heat and improve insulation to reduce energy consumption. They also cover common questions around aesthetics, pricing, performance, and longevity of window film.

The Best Window Films for Energy Efficiency

If you’re looking for a window film to help your property meet the new energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions limits, we have several options. Compare features by exploring the links below, or give us a call and our team can help guide you toward the film that best meets your requirements.


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With a window film retrofit, you can get in compliance with Local Law 97 without aesthetic or logistical tradeoffs. The team at Layr is prepared and equipped to meet your commercial window film needs, from solution design through installation.

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