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.