Building Research Partners
According to the United States Department of Energy, today's buildings consume more energy than any other sector of the US economy, including transportation and industry. NYSERDA's Buildings program has focused its efforts on helping reduce this heavy impact on New York's energy resources.
NYSERDA's Buildings R&D partners are working to advance the development and application of energy efficient building related technology. Examples of these technologies include heating and cooling technologies with improved efficiencies, lighting fixtures to support advanced light sources, and controls to manage building loads during peak periods.
BuildingGreen, LLC is an independent publishing company committed to bringing our members accurate, unbiased, and timely green design information. The company brings the best research, thinking, and writing to you through many publications, including Environmental Building News, the GreenSpec® directory of green building products, the BuildingGreen Suite of online tools, and LEED user.
Building Green Suite
John Singer, General Manager
122 Birge St. Suite 30
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Bridge Metal Industries
Bridge Metal Industries is a premier supplier of custom lighting, component hardware and displays to the P.O.P. and retail fixturing industry. Our lights and products can be found in a vast majority of the Big Box stores, drug and fast food chains. We primarily fabricate using sheet metal, wire, tubing, wood and plastic. We have developed cutting edge portrait, shelf, header and cabinet lights utilizing LEDs and fluorescent light sources. Our state of the art manufacturing facility is vertically integrated so we control as many manufacturing processes as possible.
Alan Cowen, Manager
717 S 3rd Ave
Mount Vernon, NY, 10550-4905
CALM Energy’s Smart Utility Management Platform and Energy Optimizer Product enable energy efficiency both within the building as well as within the electric grid through the use of our proprietary and patented technologies that are focused on using machine learning to automatically and continuously save energy. Our product uses the latest NIST standards for smart grid interoperability between the utility and the building, providing an unprecedented opportunity to save energy while improving grid reliability.
John Johnson, President and CEO
10 West 47th St. Suite 206
New York, NY 10036
Comfortex Window Fashions
Comfortex Window Fashions, founded in 1986, is an innovator in the window fashion industry. The company maintains its headquarters just north of Albany in Maplewood, New York, and operates an additional manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The Comfortex complete line of cellular, roller, Roman, pleated and insulating blind shades, wood alloy blinds, plantation shutters, sheer window shadings and verticals is distributed in every state in the United States and in over 70 countries on five continents worldwide.
Osysee Polyester Honeycomb
Shades Provide Insulation
for Energy Savings.
The Odysee fabric vanes expand into soft honeycomb cells which insulate windows from drafts and offer complete privacy. The compressed fabric vanes provide an open view through. The non-woven polyester fabrics provide significant insulation for year round energy savings, up 71% more insulating when compared to standard horizontal wood blind.
21 Elm Street Maplewood NY 12189
Econoburn Boilers Western New York Manufacturer of advanced 2-stage wood gasification boilers with sizes ranging from 100,000 to 500,000 BTU’s.
Mark Odell, VP Sales & Marketing
2 Central Avenue
Brocton, NY 14716
At Ecovative Design, we are passionate about sustainability. That's why we're working with nature to replace unsustainable plastics and foams with natural composites. Using innovative new materials and radical new technologies, our products perform at least as well as current state-of-the-art synthetics, but at a lower cost to both you and the environment.
Natural Foam Replacement
Jason Nixon, Communication Coordinator
60 Cohoes Avenue
Suite 100, Green Island, NY 12183
ECR International, designs and develops solar products and installations, including interpretive exhibits for science & environmental centers, solar fountains, solar freezer carts, dark-sky compliant solar LED lights, as well as system components. Solar designer, Amelia Amon, provides her aesthetic approach to integrating sustainable energy into our built environment.
By relying less on electricity from power plants, a freewatt system can significantly lower environmental impact.
Plus, freewatt systems provide constant thermal comfort, without the temperature swings and noisy cycling that comes with a traditional heating system.
Freewatt Micro Combined
Heat & Power (MCHP)
Joe Langlois, Product Manager
2201 Dwyer Ave.
PO Box 4729
Utica, NY 13504-4729
Founded in 1994, Enernet Corporation designs and manufactures products used in the HVACR control industry as well as power recording products used in energy studies. Our HVAC control products include the T9000 wireless thermostat system with mesh network capability. This patented wireless technology known as EnernetWorks™ is used in thousands of hotel rooms, multi-family residential buildings and other applications throughout the United States and Canada.
EnernetWorks™ supports building management system integration and control for Demand Response and demand limiting of loads such as Packaged Terminal A/C, console and vertical heat pumps, window a/c and other typically unmanaged HVAC loads. These loads represent a generally overlooked yet significant coincident peaking end-use. They are seldom if ever effectively addressed in demand response efforts because of the difficulty in reaching them in an economical manner.
Brad Hesse, President
307 Dewittshire Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13214
The Fulton Companies
The Fulton Companies is an American multi-national group of companies headquartered in Pulaski, NY. Fulton researches, engineers, manufactures, and sells complex heat transfer equipment for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Fulton has been an industry leader for more than 60 years. For additional information about Fulton, please visit www.fulton.com.
Fulton Hydronic Boilers
James Pettiford, Director of Engineering & New Product Development
972 Centerville Road
Pulaski, NY 13142
G-TEC Natural Gas Systems
G-TEC Natural Gas Systems is the leading manufacturer of natural gas Torch Boosters and Refuelers for fuel cell research and development. G-TEC systems are unique because they are compact, low-cost, and designed for indoor installation at the location where high pressure natural gas will be used. Compared to other natural gas compressors G-TEC systems are 50% less expensive, easier to permit in compliance with local building codes and simpler to operate and maintain.
Torch Boosters raise utility natural gas pressure (often ¼ psi) as high as 160 psi for direct supply to a gas consuming device in real time without storage cylinders. Refuelers allow customer to fill their own cylinders with high pressure natural gas (275 psi_ to make natural gas portable. G-TEC’s standard product line is used to provide a low-cost, reliable high pressure natural gas infrastructure for fuel cell research and development and for Phase 1 product development. G-TEC also designs and manufactures custom compressors as components in commercial fuel cell products.
G-TEC Torch Boosters are certified by CSA International, CE compliant and welcomed in buildings where cylinders of fuel gases such as propane and acetylene are prohibited. They are sold around the world and are compatible with electric and natural gas infrastructures in all countries.
Edward C. Howard, Sales & Marketing Manager
401 William Gaiter Parkway, Suite 4
Buffalo, NY 14215
IBI, Inc has developed and patented new technology for producing buildings for various uses and markets which are more energy efficient, greater in fire, earthquake, and flood resistance, and are lower in cost than most competing conventional building technologies. In addition, the architectural design possibilities are vast to easily satisfy the demands of the markets in which they compete. The company is currently in the last stages of development for production.
Richard Paroly, President
86 Winfield Ave
Harrison, NY 10528
Intellidyne, LLC is the market-leading manufacturer of energy-saving controls for commercial and residential heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration applications. Intellidyne®, founded in 1996, is privately held and located in Plainview, Long Island, New York. Intellidyne products immediately reduce energy consumption by HVAC and refrigeration systems by as much as 30 percent.
Refrigeration, Heating and
Air Conditioning Units
Liza Ruff, Marketing Manager
303 Sunnyside Boulevard, Suite 75
Plainview, NY 11803
LaMar Lighting Company, Inc.
LaMar Lighting has been an acknowledged leader and innovator in fluorescent lighting, with a wide assortment of Fluorescent Fixtures for residential, commercial, and industrial use. Specializing in custom design, as well as offering a full line of standard Fluorescent Fixtures, LaMar combines contemporary styling with cost efficient solutions for your every application.
Jeff Goldstein, CEP
485 Smith St.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
LSI Industries, Inc.
LSI Industries Inc. is dedicated to advancing energy efficient lighting technology, with a focus on solid-state LED. We combine integrated technology, design, and manufacturing to produce affordable, high performance lighting products for indoor and outdoor applications. LSI is a U.S. manufacturer with marketing/sales efforts in the commercial/industrial lighting, petroleum/convenience store, multi-site retail (including automobile dealerships, restaurants and national retail accounts), sports, and entertainment markets around the globe.
Kip Springer, Indoor Product Manager
500 Hudson Valley Avenue
New Windsor, NY 12553
MSP Technology owns patents on a unique method for dehumidification that combines multiple-small-plate heat exchangers with a traditional cooling coil, to create a compact, high efficiency dehumidification solution with a low pressure drop.
MSP Dehumidifying Coil
Walter Stark, Partner
77 Bankside Drive
Centerport, NY 11721
Niagara Blower Heat Transfer Solutions
Niagara Blower Heat Transfer Solutions is a design-build manufacturer providing engineered solutions to heat transfer applications at power, process, refinery, food and brewing facilities worldwide since 1904. Niagara's customized product lines include WSAC closed-loop, evaporative coolers and condensers and “No-Frost”® liquid desiccant dehumidification systems.
Phil Rowland, “No-Frost” Product Manager
673 Ontario St
Buffalo, NY 14207 USA
Performance Systems Development LLC of NY
Performance Systems Development (PSD) has been providing consulting and training services to the energy sector since 1994. PSD develops and delivers comprehensive energy and information services that are nationally recognized as being state-of-the-art. PSD's core mission is to develop systems that will assist clients in the development of sustainable and profitable markets for energy efficiency activities.
Since its founding, PSD has moved on multiple fronts to develop and refine a set of tools and protocols for market transformation through creative program implementation and the strategic application of technology.
- In-depth building science training expertise
- Hands-on software training delivery proficiency
- In-house architects and engineering talent
- Real-world builder training delivery experiences
- Experienced in workshop delivery and marketing for both professional and trade groups
PSD's Emelie Cuppernell
Performs an Energy Audit
Alex Mordas, Director of Program Development
124 Brindley St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Rad Elec, Inc.
Rad Elec Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets the only commercially available system that utilizes the Electret Ion Chamber (EIC) technology and is sold under the brand name E-PERM®. Rad Elec Inc. offers devices that measure Radon and Radon Decay Products and devices that measure a number of different types of ionizing radiation – alpha, beta, gamma, and neutrons, all utilizing the same core instrumentation and technology. REI owns six electret ion chambers related patents.
Ion Chamber System
Dr. Paul Kotrappa, President
716-A Industry Lane
Frederick, Maryland 21704
Rain Mountain LLC
Rain Mountain LLC is a developer of controllers for smart, energy efficient appliances. By employing state of the art sensors and digital logic, we can make a number of common appliances safer, more energy efficient and more convenient to use than their 20th Century predecessors.
Kitchen Guardian Smart Range Hood
Robert Siegel, President
149 Dartmouth St., Suite D
Rochester, NY 14607
Resource Energy System Technologies
Resource Energy System Technologies, Inc. develops and markets energy savings technologies that significantly reduce electric consumption on commercial and industrial motors and cooling systems.
Len Bellezza, President
908 Harrison Street
Allentown, PA 18103
Rochester District Heating Group, Inc.
Rochester District Heating Cooperative is member owned and provides high pressure/temperature steam to its members. RDHC was founded in 1985 and traces its roots back to 1880.
For additional information on the Rochester District Heating Group, please visit their website.
Paul Kimball, GM
150 State St., Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14614
SELUX offers a comprehensive range of high quality architectural interior and exterior light fixtures, including solar powered and dark-sky certified fixtures. Innovative luminaires designed to help lighting professionals and architects create exceptional interior and exterior spaces in which to live and work.
Veit Mueller, President
PO Box 1060, 5 Lumen Lane
Highland NY 12528
Founded in 1985, Sensis Corporation is a global provider of air defense, air traffic control, airline and airport operations management, and data integration and distribution. The company serves a global client base and is actively involved in industry organizations and working groups worldwide, helping to address critical issues and develop innovative, real-world solutions.
Sensis Corporation is developing a prototype Departure Manager, an airport operations decision support application, under a million-dollar project co-funded with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The Sensis Departure Manager can provide air traffic controllers and airline ramp managers with a decision support tool that automates departure sequencing recommendations while maximizing runway utilization and minimizing aircraft taxi time at capacity constrained airports.
85 Collamer Crossings
E. Syracuse, NY 13057
Sensorcon is a consumer electronics company, with a goal of putting the best sensor technologies into inexpensive sensor products for everyone. Our Sensordrone turns your smartphone into a carbon monoxide detector, non-contact thermometer, gas leak detector, lux meter, weather station, diagnostic tool, breath analyzer, and more! Sensordrone is widely considered to be the world’s first practical tricorder, and it won the grand prize in NASA’s Tech Brief’s Magazine’s Create the Future contest.
Model SBM-400 Basket Mill
Mark Wagner, President
150 North Airport Drive
Buffalo, NY 14225
Sigma Equipment Corp.
SIGMA is a manufacturer of various machines such as mixers, extruders, and homogenizers. SIGMA machines are used in the processing of products such as ink, paint, healthcare products and soap. SIGMA also supplies complete saponification and drying plants for manufacture of bar soap. SIGMA machines have been sold throughout the U.S. and in 15 foreign countries.
Ed D'Errico, President
39 Westmoreland Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606
SPD Control Systems Corporation
SPD Control System Corporation (SCSC) specializes in Suspended Particle Device (SPD) Electronic Controllers and Building Energy Management Systems. Our products include intellectual property, automotive, residential and commercial building SPD controllers and a sophisticated Building Energy Management Control System. In December 2010 SCSC signed Daimler AG to a non-exclusive worldwide IP license for use in all Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The contract provides a royalty for each vehicle using SPD glass.
John Petraglia, CEO
Center for Wireless & Info. Tech.
Stony Brook Univ. R&D Park
1500 Stony Brook Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6040
Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1972 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. is an architectural/engineering research and development consulting firm with specialized expertise in green technologies and design, energy and resource efficiency. SWA's staff includes more than 80 engineers, architects, and other trained building professionals employed at offices located in Norwalk, CT, Washington, D.C., New York, NY, and Boston, MA.
SWA is a national leader in technical assistance, policy, regulatory issues and building performance training. SWA works closely with architects, owners, developers, builders, and local, state, and federal agencies to develop and apply sustainable, ‘whole building’ strategies in a variety of market sectors: commercial, multifamily, residential, educational, and institutional.
Some areas of expertise offered are energy analysis and modeling, energy audits and diagnostics, energy design and strategic planning, energy commissioning, performance testing, green conceptual planning, green specifications, LEED consulting and certifications, research and development, building science, design, accessibility and consulting.
Helki Roundtree, Marketing Coordinator
307 Seventh Avenue, Ste. 1701,
New York, NY 10001
SunWize Technologies, Inc.
Whether you are a local independent installer, a company needing power for remote equipment or looking for grid tie solar for your home or business, SunWize has a solar energy solution for you. Since 1992, SunWize has been a leader in solar product distribution and manufacturing and highly regarded for complete commitment to our customers' satisfaction. We operate manufacturing and distribution facilities on the east and west coasts and sales offices throughout North America. From component distribution to engineered systems, SunWize offers high quality, field proven solutions providing reliable solar electric power.
David Holt, Senior Director Sales
1155 Flatbush Road
Kingston, NY 12401
Taitem Engineering is a consulting firm based in Ithaca, NY, specializing in mechanical, electrical, and structural design, energy studies, and energy research. Founded in 1989, the firm has completed over 250 design projects, for which it has recently received three design awards. The company has experience on many LEED green design projects, including one of the first LEED buildings in Steuben County and Gateway Commons Apartments in Ithaca, which received a LEED silver certification. "Taitem" stands for "Technology As If The Earth Mattered," reflecting the firm's commitment to the environment.
Taitem Engineering also undertakes consulting services in the area of energy services, including energy audits and energy research. The company earned the national R&D100 award for its work in developing residential energy software, currently used throughout New York State for the state's energy programs, as well as statewide in Maine, Washington, and New Hampshire. Its staff includes three licensed professional engineers, four LEED-accredited professionals, three certified multifamily building energy auditors, a certified energy manager, a master plumber, and a master electrician.
Ian Shapiro, President
Yossi Bronsnick, and
Ian M Shapiro, PE, President
110 South Albany Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Thermo-Control Heating LTD
Thermo-Control Heating LTD For over 39 years Thermo-Control wood burning furnaces and boilers have been known for high efficiency. This reputation is a result of properly engineered combustion techniques. All units are manufactured under exacting quality control standards with your safety and comfort the ultimate goal! Our products are produced in our warehouse in Howes Cave NY. We are one of the few manufactures left in America; a fact we are very proud of.
Timothy Deats, President
129 Goodfellow Lane
Howes Cave, NY 12092
A Thermorise, Inc. 50 percent Energy Efficient Fin Tube Coil heat exchanger, will reduce compressor H.P., Fan H.P., O.E.M. cost and consumer operating cost by 50 percent, all in one sweep; many more unique/exclusive attributes!
Typical Fin Tube Coil
Hemant Kale, President
8253 Sugarland Dr.
Manlius, NY 13104
ThinkEco, Inc. develops easy-to-use energy efficiency solutions for homes and businesses. Our patent-pending modlet (for “modern outlet”), features intelligent engineering and algorithms to provide a simple, low-cost and installation-free, method for saving money and energy on your electronic appliances. The modlet was recently awarded Best in Show at the 2010 CEA Line Show, and was selected as a finalist in the i-stage competition in 2009.
Mei Shibata, Co-Founder, CBO
303 Fifth Ave. Suite 1801
New York, NY 10016
UCS is an energy consulting company that has been providing service to C&I customers for over 15 years. We formed one of the first large commercial buyers groups at the onset of retail access in NYC and have been involved with the Downstate Retail Gas and Electric Markets since their inception.
In addition to assisting C&I customers in the purchasing of retail commodity electricity, natural gas, and oil, we also provide assistance in all types of areas relating to energy efficiency, we have particular expertise in the areas of retail rates and regulatory matters, automated and fleet energy control, CH&P and have recently secured co-funding for one of our clients in the installation of such equipment.
We also assist commercial redistribution customers in the performance of connected load surveys to ensure proper billing of energy costs for rent inclusion tenants. We also provide a variety of energy efficiency studies to our clients and assist them in participating in the demand reduction program in coordination with ECS.
John Flood, President
8 Woodland Drive
Oak Ridge NJ 07438
Windo- Therm manufacturers Advanced Energy Panels (AEPs) which are double glazed, interior, window insulating panels. They are an aluminum framed, thin film technology and are stronger, lighter and a better insulator than glass or Plexiglas. AEPs air seal and insulate a window bringing a single glazed window to an Energy Star level of efficiency. They promise instant comfort improvement and energy savings with a return on investment in less than five years. They are the product of choice for historic windows and can be used on a window of any shape or size. AEPs have been eligible for utility rebates in many situations and are approved for NYSERDAs Energy Smart Loan and Smart Equipment Choices Programs. AEPs have bee featured on the Discovery channel, in Building Green and NY House magazine and more.
PO Box 405
Hoosick Falls, NY 100290
Ziphany is an independent, privately-owned energy software and meter installation services company. The company provides turnkey, back-office solutions to Utilities, Demand Response Providers, deregulated Electric & Natural Gas Energy Marketers, and Energy Services Companies. By providing comprehensive, targeted software and professional installation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, Ziphany equips its customers with the tools they need to reliably take their business for speadsheet to enterprise.
Alisa Smith, Business Development Representative
410 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202