Things can be tricky when the organization occupying a facility doesn’t own it. Three groups are cooperating to help the sides lean how to work through the issues.
Green and Save offers a case study of a commercial portfolio’s LED retrofit in New York City that cut costs by 74 percent. Newmark Holdings’ project covered different common areas and existing lighting across the 10 million square feet of 24 properties under management. The LED fixtures, lamps and retrofits that were installed in the …Continue Reading
New York State has made $16 million available for energy efficient housing. The Press Republican reports that the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is providing the money through a 10-year, $5.3 million program. The state, under Governor Cuomo’s Clean Energy Standard, requires half of the state’s power to come from renewable resources by …Continue Reading
A&B Properties and Carbon Lighthouse are running a two-month pilot to identify energy efficiency initiatives for A&B’s commercial assets in Hawaii. A&B – which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alexander & Brown – and Carbon Lighthouse launched the study at the Pearl Highlands Center and the Kaka`ako Commerce Center on Oahu and the Kahului Office Building …Continue Reading
Brookfield Property Partners and Urban American is spending $16 million for energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits for 3,000 apartment units in Harlem, N.Y. Crain’s New York Business says that the plan is to replace about 6,000 windows and seal cracks in five buildings. A cogeneration plant will provide about 15 percent of the heat and …Continue Reading
Schneider Electric has been selected by the L&L Holding Company to provide intelligent building management technology to an office tower that is being built at 390 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, NY. A number of systems will be incorporated into the 32-floor, 900,000 square-foot building. One of these is Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxture building management system (BMS). …Continue Reading
Fort Collins, CO, soon will flip the switch on its Building Energy Scoring and Disclosure program. The Coloradoan says that the program will provide people looking for apartments and houses with a better idea of what they will pay in utility bills. The sign that the program is about to go live is that the …Continue Reading
The Obama Administration, mostly through the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), has consistently pushed alternative energy and energy efficiency during the past seven-plus years. Another way in which the administration has backed these efforts is through Property Assisted Clean Energy (PACE) loans. A significant step in this area was taken earlier this month.
Leases present a unique set of challenges to energy efficiency and renewable energy proponents. For instance, aligning the beneficiary with the party paying for improvements can be tricky. In the big picture, however, green leases can be a winner all around. Last month, the Institute for Market Transformation and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better …Continue Reading
The 2030 Districts program is gaining steam. The latest district is in Ithaca and Tomkins County, New York. Late last month, it became the thirteenth district — and a fourteenth may be on the way.