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Building Technology, Whole Building

CHP Sees Boom in NYC

22 Jul , 2016  

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 […]

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Emerging Technology, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

EDGE M&V for Brooklyn and Queens

10 Jul , 2016  

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 […]

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Finance, Interviews, Markets & Business

A Zondits Interview: NYCEEC Loans Make Clean Energy Projects Happen

16 Mar , 2016  


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 […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

New Yorkers Saving More than Energy With Efficiency

8 Mar , 2016  

New Yorkers Metered New York

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 […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Passive House – All About the Insides

7 Oct , 2015  


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. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Energy Storage

“Peak Shaving” & Energy Storage in New York City

3 Sep , 2015  


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 […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Blackout City

15 Jul , 2015  

Gita Subramony for Zondits, July 15, 2015. Image credit: Michael Tapp On August 14, 2003, a sagging power line in Ohio made contact with an overgrown tree limb. The resulting short circuit managed to take out the power grid for much of the Northeast corridor and caused 50 million people in the USA and Canada to […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

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

9 Jun , 2015  

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 […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Aligning OneNYC Initiatives with State Energy Efficiency Goals

2 Jun , 2015  

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. […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Building Energy Exchange Ensures a Greener New York

16 Jan , 2015  


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 […]

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