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SUN-CONTROL DEVICES EXTENDED FROM BUILDINGS

MAYOR SIGNS LEGISLATION INCREASING DISTANCE SUN-CONTROL DEVICES CAN EXTEND FROM BUILDINGS

Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws

“Introductory Number 340-A will allow for sun-control devices to protrude from a building up to two feet six inches.  A sun-control device is a structure that extends from a building to provide shade from the sun.  Sun-control devices help combat heat gain and prevent glare on buildings.  Currently under the Building Code, the maximum they can extend from a building is ten inches, which limits their effectiveness.

“It is estimated that 15-20% of the energy used in New York City is related to cooling buildings.  In the summer, this increases dramatically to up to 40% of energy use.  This legislation will continue our Administration’s efforts to decrease energy consumption and build a more sustainable New York.


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