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Department of Buildings

The Department of Buildings promotes the safety of all people that build, work, and live in New York City by regulating the lawful use of over one million buildings and construction sites across the five boroughs. 


The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) not only responds to more than a million emergencies every year, its personnel also strive to prevent them by continually educating the public in fire, life safety and disaster preparedness, along with enforcing public safety codes.

World Green Building Council, United States division

WGBC is a global network of Green Building Councils in over 70 countries which is transforming the places we live, work, play and learn. Their mission is to create green buildings for everyone, everywhere – enabling people to thrive both today and tomorrow.

NYC City Planning

The Department of City Planning (DCP) is New York City’s primary land use agency and is instrumental in designing the City’s physical and socioeconomic framework. DCP’s ambition is to make all of New York a better place to live, to maintain what works and improve what doesn’t.

The Board of Standards and Appeals

The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals is an integral part of the City’s system for regulation of land use, development and construction, the Board of Standards and Appeals was established as an independent board to grant “relief” from the zoning code.