This article was originally published on eia.gov on May 22, 2020. Actions to mitigate the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have caused daily weekday electricity demand in New York City to decrease by 16% in April compared with expected demand, after accounting for seasonal temperature changes. However, decreases in the city’s electricity demand have not occurred uniformly […]
With the advent of the Climate Mobilization Act and associated local laws, commercial buildings in NYC need to start addressing energy efficiency.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gita Subramony for Zondits, March 26, 2015 New York City began replacing its 250,000 sodium-vapor street lights a few years ago as part of the city’s effort to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2030. The sodium-vapor lamps are being replaced with LEDs. The brightness of the new lights and their lack of that […]
That may be changing. In the last few years, a handful of those buildings in New York, in Hudson Square, the garment district and Times Square, have taken steps to shrink their carbon footprints, as their fancier Class A counterparts have done for years.
In the spirit of this week, which has seen global leaders convening in New York City for the UN Climate Summit and more than 400,000 citizens filling the City’s streets for the People’s Climate March, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio has committed to reducing the City’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs)
New York City will formally unveil a plan tomorrow that will involve investing $1 billion into making public buildings more energy efficient over the next ten years. The changes will involve swapping out old lights for LEDs, replacing aged air conditioners and other changes