NYSERDA Recognizes Two Buffalo Engineering Firms for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Buildings

Awards from NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program Honor Highest Energy Savings Achieved in Existing Buildings and New Construction

November 13, 2012

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recognized five engineering firms, including Western New York based C.J. Brown Energy P.C. and Buffalo Energy Inc. for their energy-saving projects through the authority’s Multifamily Performance Program (MPP).

Partners in the program—energy specialists focused on improving multifamily building performance—earned the awards for projects that delivered energy savings that were double or triple the MPP minimum 15 percent savings target. The projects demonstrate efforts to support New York’s electricity and fuel reduction goals.

“Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State is developing a clean energy economy that encourages energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO, NYSERDA. “NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program is helping property owners permanently improve energy performance in buildings, which has a significant impact on the sustainability of New York. These Buffalo-area companies are leaders in demonstrating the energy savings that can be achieved through innovative building technologies.”

C.J. Brown Energy P.C. received the following awards:

  • Partner Excellence Award (Existing Buildings) for the highest actual energy savings for three completed projects in Buffalo. The projects were 920-940 Amherst Street (43 percent savings), 2730 Main Street (45 percent savings), 255 West Utica Street (36 percent savings)
  • Outstanding Savings (Existing Buildings) for exceptional energy savings in a single project, for 28-30 Park Avenue in Rochester, which achieved 48 percent actual energy savings;

Buffalo Energy Inc. received the following awards:

  • Partner Excellence Award (New Construction) for the highest projected energy savings for three completed projects. They are Amherst Station at 2671 Main Street in Buffalo (29 percent savings), 257 Lafayette Center at 257 Lafayette Avenue in Buffalo (35 percent energy savings), and Campus Apartments at 9 Church Street in Randolph (35 percent savings).

The objective of each project is to maximize energy efficiency in multifamily buildings 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.

Other winning partners include:

  • En-Tech Associates, Syracuse
  • Raman and Oundjian Engineering and Inspection Services PC., New York City
  • The Daylight Savings Company, New York City

For more information about NYSERDA’s Multifamily Energy Performance Portfolio, call 1-877-NY-SMART or visit www.nyserda.ny.gov/multifamily.

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 retro commissioning; energy procurement; and related technical services. The mission of C.J. Brown Energy is to identify, analyze and implement realistic improvements to clients' facilities and processes.

About Buffalo Energy
Buffalo Energy specializes in finding and fixing the source of high-energy costs and other performance problems in commercial, industrial, retail and multifamily buildings. It utilizes proven building science techniques, specialized testing equipment and quality materials to solve many common problems found in today's buildings. Buffalo Energy simplifies the process for its clients by determining the best incentive opportunities and providing the program-specific requirements necessary to receive the rebates and incentives.

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.


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 their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.

Last Updated: 11/26/2014