CHP Sees Boom in NYC

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Combined heat and power (CHP), or cogeneration, is experiencing a renaissance in the New York City region. Thanks in part to the efforts of NYSERDA and their innovative CHP incentive program, more facilities are planning CHP projects to help provide energy cost savings and reliable back-up power to thousands of … Read more

EDGE M&V for Brooklyn and Queens

Isaac Wainstein and Ryan Bossis, ERS, for Zondits Con Edison has launched a nationally recognized program to use energy efficiency and customer-sited distributed energy resources to reduce a forecasted overload on its Brownsville substations. Current projections indicate that by 2018, on a peak summer evening, demand will exceed the substation capacity by up to 52 … Read more

A Zondits Interview: NYCEEC Loans Make Clean Energy Projects Happen

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Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits. March 16, 2016. Image credit: hello_rayman Zondits spoke with the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) on how their financing solutions move clean energy projects forward. What is NYCEEC? We’re a non-profit finance company that provides innovative financing solutions and technical expertise for projects that reduce greenhouse gases. Our loans … Read more

New Yorkers Saving More than Energy With Efficiency

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Dip in Energy Prices Plus Energy Efficiency = Savings Hudson Valley News Network, March 8, 2016. Image credit: Unsplash According to a news release from Con Edison, all New Yorkers got the benefit of declining energy prices in 2015, but 28,300 Con Edison customers found an additional way to save money: they got rebates from the … Read more

Passive House – All About the Insides

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Gita Subramony for Zondits, October 7, 2015. Image credit: Curbed.com Zondits recently attended an event on Passive House gut renovations hosted by the Building Energy Exchange. The presenters from Baxt Ingui architects showed a few case studies of recently renovated brownstones in Manhattan and Brooklyn landmark districts that incorporated Passive House standards in their process. … Read more

“Peak Shaving” & Energy Storage in New York City

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Batteries Recharge Hopes of Energy Independence Amber Plante for Zondits, September 3, 2015 Batteries can run toys, appliances, and even small cars. So, then, is the next logical step buildings? The answer is yes, according to Demand Energy, a Washington State-based company that recently installed and monitors lead-acid batteries in the Paramount Building in downtown … Read more

NYC’s LL84 Ordinance Reduces Energy Usage by 5.7% in 4 Years

NY Buildings Reduce Energy Usage 5.7% Since Benchmarking Law Enacted Energy Manager Today, June 1, 2015. Image credit: melissamahon The Energy Department has released two resources to help stakeholders analyze the energy, non-energy, and market transformation impacts of building energy benchmarking policies and programs. The first is a handbook that provides methodologies for jurisdictions to … Read more

Aligning OneNYC Initiatives with State Energy Efficiency Goals

Remote control: City energy plan depends on Albany Capital New York, June 2, 2015. Image credit: tpsdave The OneNYC plan, the legally mandated, four-year update to PlaNYC, has seven energy-related initiatives as part of an overall goal to reduce city emissions. Of those, four are either state initiatives already underway or beyond the city’s purview. … Read more

Building Energy Exchange Ensures a Greener New York

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State to provide $3.5 million for building efficiency program Capital New York, January 12, 2015 New York State will provide a $3.5 million grant to New York City, much of which will go to the Building Energy Exchange, a newly formed, non-profit designed to educate building owners on creating greater energy efficiency. Some of the … Read more