2019 New York Laws
PBS - Public Service
Article 7-A - Home Insulation and Conservation
135-F - Energy Audits.

Universal Citation: NY Pub Serv L § 135-F (2019)
§ 135-f. Energy  audits.  1.  Upon  the  request of either an eligible
customer or a landlord, each utility shall conduct an  energy  audit  of
the  customer's residential premises or the landlord's multiple dwelling
and promptly provide the results  of  the  audit  to  such  customer  or
landlord in a manner prescribed by the chairman. No charge shall be made
for such audits. In addition, on or before March first, nineteen hundred
eighty-two,  each  utility  shall,  as  part  of the promotional program
established by the chairman, (i) inform each of its  eligible  customers
in  writing  that an energy audit of the customer's residential premises
is available without charge, and (ii) inform each  landlord  in  writing
that  an  energy  audit  of  his  multifamily dwelling is available at a
charge which shall be set by the chairman and not  exceed  five  hundred
dollars for each building; except in multiple building complexes, heated
by  a single, central boiler system. In such cases, the commission shall
set fair and reasonable audit fees. A customer or landlord shall only be
eligible for one audit under this  section,  provided  however,  that  a
customer  who  received an audit prior to the inclusion of solar or wind
energy systems within the home conservation  plans  authorized  by  this
article  shall  be  entitled  to  a second limited audit to consider the
energy savings and costs that would result from  adding  solar  or  wind
energy systems to his premises.
  2. Each audit shall include:

(a) estimates of the energy conservation measures, if any, needed to comply with applicable minimum criteria;

(b) estimates of available options for meeting such criteria, together with their relative costs and pay-back periods, and relative potential energy and cost savings on a monthly and yearly basis, a comparison of initial cost and pay-back periods for customer installation and for contractor installation and the price of fuel on which any comparison is based;

(c) for the purposes of this section, the term "energy conservation measures" shall mean, when used with respect to audits provided landlords, those measures set forth for multifamily dwellings in Title VII of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act together with such other measures consistent with the standards of this article as the chairman shall specify.

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