Awards Honor Energy Savings Achieved in Existing Multifamily Buildings and New Construction
November 25, 2013
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recognized six engineering firms, including Buffalo-based C.J. Brown Energy, P.C., for achieving double or triple the required energy savings on projects completed through the Multifamily Performance Program (MPP).
Partners in MPP—energy specialists focused on improving multifamily building performance—earned the awards for providing outstanding work on an MPP project. The winning projects maximize energy efficiency to reduce energy consumption, costs and waste in multifamily buildings, while providing a more comfortable, healthy and sustainable environment for residents.
“Congratulations to the winners for leading the industry in New York State to improve energy efficiency in multifamily buildings,” said Tom Barone, acting vice president of Operations and Energy Services, NYSERDA. “As we work together to advance Governor Cuomo’s energy agenda, multifamily buildings provide opportunities to have a major impact on energy use and the environment.”
Energy savings in the multifamily sector complements Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s BuildSmart NY program, an initiative to improve energy efficiency in state buildings to reduce costs and environmental emissions. The target for Build Smart NY is a 20 percent reduction in state energy use intensity over seven years, compared to a 2010/2011 baseline.
C.J. Brown Energy received two awards:
- It received the Deep Savings Award in the Low-Rise (1 to 9 stories) category for the second year in a row. In 2013, it won for achieving 45 percent energy savings at 2730 Main Street in Buffalo.
- It also received the On Target Award in the Existing Buildings category for energy savings achieved at Delaware Tower Condominiums. The On Target Award recognizes the MPP project with the most accurately predicted energy savings. For Delaware Tower, the projected and actual energy consumption differed by less than one tenth of 1 percent.
The objective of each multifamily building project participating in MPP is to maximize energy efficiency to lower energy costs while improving the health and comfort of residents. Through the Multifamily Energy Performance Portfolio, owners, condo/co-op boards and developers have access to technical assistance, funding and low-cost financing from NYSERDA to implement energy efficiency measures.
Five other engineering firms in New York City and White Plains were awarded other MPP honors.
For more information about NYSERDA’s Multifamily Energy Performance Portfolio, call 1-866-NYSERDA or visit www.nyserda.ny.gov/multifamily.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975. To learn more about NYSERDA’s programs and funding opportunities, visit nyserda.ny.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.
About NYSERDA’s Multifamily Energy Performance Portfolio
NYSERDA offers a portfolio of programs and incentives for owners, facility managers, developers and condo/co-op boards of multifamily buildings with five or more units. These resources make it easier to assess, fund, implement and measure energy efficiency upgrades that improve building performance and the bottom line.
About C.J. Brown Energy, P.C.
C.J. Brown Energy, P.C. is a professional engineering firm that specializes in energy utilization, conservation and management; building commissioning and retrocommissioning; energy procurement; and related technical services. Our mission is to identify, analyze and implement realistic improvements to our clients' facilities and processes. www.cjbrownenergy.com/