Commercial Real Estate

Put your building on an energy diet

Office buildings account for 22% of greenhouse gas emissions in New York State. You can make a difference. Investing in clean energy increases the value of your building and cuts down your operating costs. It can also increase tenant comfort levels and attract new tenants.

Upgrade your lights

35% of electricity consumed by U.S. commercial buildings is for lighting. Energy-efficient lighting system upgrades save money on reduced energy consumption and maintenance costs. Better lighting can enhance product showcasing, customer comfort, and employee productivity. Examples of projects include using reduced wattage lighting such as LEDs, along with lighting controls and daylighting.

Capture the sun, even on cloudy days

Solar electric systems, also known as photovoltaic or PV, convert energy from the sun into electricity even on cold or cloudy days. Solar electric systems can reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Electricity generated by solar electric systems creates no noise, air, or water pollution. Solar electric systems can generate enough power to run some commercial operations including energy-intensive manufacturing processes.

Get technical assistance

Energy experts can help owners and managers of commercial buildings in New York State make intelligent energy decisions. Projects range from technical analyses to installing energy efficient upgrades. Take advantage of a customized assessment that identifies specific opportunities for reducing energy consumption and costs.


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Combined Heat and Power Systems

Combined heat and power (CHP) systems provide on-site electric power, heating and cooling from a single fuel source. This efficient power generation technology is also called cogeneration. Conventional power generation plants create heat as a byproduct and expel it as waste into the atmosphere. In contrast, CHP systems recover that waste heat and use it to operate industrial processes, heat domestic hot water, and provide space heating and cooling.

NY Prize

Helps communities create microgrids - standalone energy systems that can operate independently in the event of a power outage - through a first-in-the-nation competition.


Regulation Notice


Do you own a building over 50,000 square feet in New York City?

The City of New York passed the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan legislation, which mandates benchmarking, auditing, and retrocommissioning of buildings over 50,000 square feet.