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Multifamily Programs in the News
Watt Math (Habitat Magazine, April 2013)
Carnegie House implemented lighting strategies to achieve a new electrical equation and realize significant energy efficiency savings. Read full story here [PDF|2.16MB].
The Electric Equalizer (Habitat Magazine, April 2013)
To encourage tenants to use less energy and give them the ability to pay for the electricity they consume, Tower East moved from a master meter to individual meters within each apartment. Read the full story here [PDF|2.35MB].
Seizing the Energy Moment (Habitat Magazine, March 2013)
Spurred on by Local Law 87, this Manhattan co-op overhauled their entire energy system to ensure all systems were operating efficiently. Participation in the Multifamily Performance Program helped save money in the process. Read the full story here [PDF|2.29MB].
Shrinking the Kilowatt Bill (Habitat Magazine, December 2012)
Through the Multifamily Performance Program, Trump Tower at City Center was able to reduce enormous energy bills, which were falling on residents' shoulders. Read the full story here [PDF|2.25MB].
Trimming Expenses: Energy Assessment (Multi-Housing News, Dec. 2011)
These days, it’s more important than ever for multifamily building owners and boards of condos and co-ops to find ways to cut expenses without sacrificing residents’ comfort. One way to do that is with a whole-building energy assessment, a comprehensive look at every aspect of your building that contributes to energy waste. Read the full story at Multi-Housing News.
Green Savings and Incentives: Going for the Greenbacks (The Cooperator, Sept. 2011)
Perhaps the most comprehensive resource available to boards and individuals interested in learning more about how they can save money and conserve resources in their homes is the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Read the full story at Cooperator.
Submetering Your Building's Electricity: Paying for What You Use (The Cooperator, Sept. 2011)
For the [condo and co-op] board and management, there are government incentives for the process. For example, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) earlier this year released its Advanced Submetering Program. The Advanced Submetering program provides up to 50 percent of the cost of installing submeters as well as incentives for related energy-efficient appliances. Read the full story at Cooperator.
Energy Trackers (Multifamily Executive, June 2011)
Multifamily firms that want to obtain green certifications, grab tax incentives and rebates, or simply comply with the law are finding it necessary to decrease their buildings’ overall energy loads. The first step in that process? Benchmarking utility usage. Read the full story at Multifamily Executive.