NYC Overlay Updates



Orienting to the NYC Overlay 

Projects in New York City certify to the NYC Overlay of the 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. 

    Download an Excel or pdf version of the 2020 NYC Overlay checklist to tally your points and track progress. Substantial and Moderate Rehab projects are required to earn at least 55 optional points, and New Construction projects are required to earn at least 60 points.

    Download a Microsoft Excel version 
    of the NYC Overlay checklist that you can complete offline

    Download a PDF version
    of the NYC Overlay checklist 

    In addition to fulfilling the mandatory and optional criteria requirements, projects in NYC that are financed by HPD are required to ensure key team members have attended training sessions, conduct a solar feasibility assessment, submit a Prebuild Authorization Package to HPD's Sustainability Unit, and submit documentation of compliance at loan closing and conversion. For a full description of the progress, head over to HPD's page on the Green Communities Criteria and review this HPD Protocol.

    As New York City's energy code is updated, many project teams have been interested in exploring how this compares with ENERGY STAR's requirements.  Staff at ENERGY STAR have completed a comparison of the 2020 NYCECC and ENERGY STAR.