$3.4 billion annually. That is how much the multifamily building sector could save on energy costs if they participated in quality energy efficiency planning.
Building systems are connected and improvements you make to one system can impact another. To fully optimize energy efficiency make sure your project is comprehensive and system-oriented. Upgrade your building’s performance with proven and trusted advanced technology and systems to see energy savings of 25% or more while reducing energy expenses and ensuring the health and safety of your tenants.
Building managers and owners, can get help with a single piece of equipment to comprehensive whole-building upgrades. NYSERDA's Multifamily Building Solutions Network serves as energy advisors who listen to your priorities and concerns to incorporate energy efficiency on a scale that makes sense for you. Providers understand the inherent complexities of energy efficiency projects, with the knowledge and experience to design and oversee energy efficiency upgrades to meet your needs.
Home builders, developers, and architects can set themselves apart by building new single-family homes, townhomes, and patio homes to energy efficiency standards above the New York State Building Code. All of these properties offer comfort, energy savings, healthy indoor air quality, as well as help the community to be more environmentally responsible for future generations.
Millenials and Baby Boomers alike ask about more than square footage. Common questions from potential tenants that figure into their decision making include energy efficiency ratings, renewable energy choices, and sustainable building materials and practices. Thinking about the greater good has become a mainstream part of doing business in the multifamily sector.
Give residents more visibility and control of their own energy usage. Submetering converts master-metered multifamily buildings into individually submetered units. Then the building owner can bill electric charges to tenants based on their actual consumption, which are usually lower. Residents save money, and building owners and managers will see an increase to the building’s value and profitability.
Promotes installation of clean, efficient, and commercially available combined heat and power (CHP) systems up to 3 MW with pre-approved vendors and a catalog of system options. Also supports the installation of custom engineered CHP systems from 1 MW to 3 MW.
A first-in-the-nation competition to help communities create microgrids - standalone energy systems that can operate independently in the event of a power outage.
Provides support for installing small wind turbines in size up to 2 MW per site. The program offers assistance with qualified equipment with a proven track record installed by eligible installers. Support is based on the estimated annual output of the behind-the-meter turbine, at the proposed site, as determined by computer modeling.
Supports the installation of high-efficiency, low emission wood heating technology for residential, municipal, and commercial buildings. These advanced technology heating systems enable consumers to use local wood pellets and cordwood as fuel in a cleaner way. Technologies include stoves and pellet and cordwood boilers with thermal storage, many of which are made right here in New York State.
Provides incentives and financing to make solar-generated electricity accessible and affordable for all New York homeowners, renters, and businesses. Using solar can help lower energy costs compared to using conventionally generated electricity. Additional program components include training for installers and public officials, standardized permitting processes, and consumer education.
Offers assistance to eligible farms and on-farm producers to identify electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures for eligible farms and on-farm producers, including but not limited to orchards, dairies, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry or egg producers.
Guy Demascole purchased this Pulaski, NY apartment complex in total disrepair. After launching into a comprehensive overhaul including energy efficiency upgrades, tenants now enjoy low energy costs and a high quality of living.
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Local Law 87 of New York City's Greener, Greater Buildings Plan requires all buildings over 50,000 square feet to file an Energy Efficiency Report (EER) with the Department of Buildings once every 10 years. The EER consists of an ASHRAE Level II energy audit and retro-commissioning study of base building systems.Local Law 84 requires owners of large buildings to annually measure their energy consumption through benchmarking. This provides building owners and potential buyers with a better understanding of a building's energy and water consumption, eventually shifting the market toward increasingly efficient, high-performing buildings.
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NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been advancing energy solutions and working to protect the environment since 1975.