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NYC Green Leasing & Smart Submetering Webinar

High performance leases or green leases can reduce utility bills by up to $0.51 per sq. ft. and cut energy consumption by up to 22 percent, according to the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT). Today’s smart submetering solutions enable landlords to maximize their building value with precise tenant billing that will reduce their operating expenses AND boost their bottom line.
On August 16th, 2018, The Institute for Market Transformation and CircuitMeter presented on how to identify, promote and implement strategies to align financial and NY energy incentives for landlords and tenants with high performance leasing and smart submetering solutions.

You can also download the presentation HERE

 

NYC 2030 District August 2018 Newsletter

August 2018 Newsletter

NYC Green Leasing & Smart Submetering Webinar: August 16th at 2:00 PM EDT

High performance leases or green leases can reduce utility bills by up to $0.51 per sq. ft. and cut energy consumption by up to 22 percent, according to the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT). Today’s smart submetering solutions enable landlords to maximize their building value with precise tenant billing that will reduce their operating expenses AND boost their bottom line.

 

The Clinton Hill Co-Op Energy Assessment

NYC 2030 District member Clinton Hill is receiving a building energy assessment conducted by the District at no charge to help identify some of their best energy conservation measures (ECMs) and evaluate the current Con Edison incentives. We were also joined by two of our summer engineering interns, who gained some valuable real-world experience.

 

The NYC 2030 District Summer Reception Recap

On June 27, 2018, the NYC 2030 District held its first annual Summer Reception at the top of the Fujitsu Airstage in Times Square. The event was attended by our service professionals, sponsors and building owner stakeholders, where we discussed our latest initiatives and future plans.

 

Did you miss our Advanced RTU Webinar?

On July 10th, 2018, The Department of Energy’s Advanced RTU Campaign and PaceControls presented on the trends and drivers of RTU efficiency for commercial buildings in New York City. We discovered what are the latest resources, tools, and technologies in replacing or retrofitting RTUs, plus making a compelling business case with the robust RTU incentives from Con Edison.

 

Save the Date: September 19th, 2018!

The NYC 2030 District will co-produce an event with AIANY COTE (Committee on the Environment) ASHRAE, Sallan Foundation and Urban Future Labs.

Working title:
The Climate for NYC Distributed Energy:
Urban scale Resilience and Sustainability

Wed. Sept. 19th  4:00 – 8:00 PM Center for Architecture

 

For more information on our organization please contact us at info@NYC2030.org

 

NYC 2030 District is a nonprofit volunteer organization providing building

energy efficiency education, outreach, and project aggregation.

Copyright © 2018 NYC 2030 District, All rights reserved.

Clinton Hill Co-op Building Energy Assessment

Located in a convenient, thriving and ‘happening’ neighborhood of Brooklyn, the Clinton Hill Cooperative Apartments are a 12 building, 1,200 unit pet-friendly community in a lush park-like setting, featuring beautifully renovated co-ops, 24-hour security, live-in staff and laundry rooms.  Affordable prices provide buyers with an incomparable value, without the hassle of board approval.

NYC 2030 District member Clinton Hill is receiving a building energy assessment conducted by the District at no charge to help identify some of their best energy conservation measures (ECMs) and evaluate the current Con Edison incentives. We were also joined by two of our summer engineering interns, who gained some valuable real-world experience.

We spent a great deal of time in their boiler room which provides the buildings with steam heat and domestic hot water. The NYC 2030 team also looked at their control systems, steam traps, and their pressure readings.

The NYC 2030 crew will also evaluate their solar PV orientation, plus their combined heat and power( CHP) options, as there are roof stacks and exhaust codes being in the Clinton Hill Historic District.

If you’d like more information on the NYC 2030 District please email info@NYC2030.org

NYC 2030 District Summer Reception

On June 27, 2018, the NYC 2030 District held its first annual Summer Reception at the top of the Fujitsu Airstage in Times Square. The New York City 2030 District is a non-profit organization committed to helping building owners reach their energy, sustainability and, resiliency goals through education, outreach & project aggregation.

The event was attended by our building owner stakeholders, service professionals, sponsors and volunteer members, where we announced our new Action Plan:

The NYC 2030 District Summer Reception Group PhotoNYC 2030 District Energy Audits The NYC 2030 team is utilizing the innovative simuwatt® Energy Auditor, a cloud-based, tablet and desktop software application that lowers the time and cost of providing high quality, commercial building energy assessments while preserving the data to facilitate reporting, portfolio-wide tracking, and reuse. Energy Auditor will be a valuable tool for our members seeking low-cost (+ FREE) ASHRAE Level I or II audits and will enable NYC 2030 to easily access energy benchmark data block by block, neighborhoods or by the NYC 2030 Districts!

The NYC 2030 District Summer Reception Photo Haym and Frank

NYC 2030 District Project Aggregation
With the ability to provide revenue grade energy audits and as an Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Credentialed Project Developer, the NYC 2030 District will be better able to help reach our 80×50 goals with project aggregation. ICP protocols provide a much needed standardized roadmap to assess risk and deliver on project results by predicting energy savings, optimizing performance, and monitoring the outcome of energy efficiency investments in order to generate financial savings and returns.  ICP credentials and certifications are provided by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), (home of LEED, GRESB, & the WELL credentialing systems).

The NYC 2030 District Summer Reception Group Photo and Haym

NYC 2030 District Project Financing
With our ability to aggregate projects utilizing ICP’s Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ (IREE) certification, the NYC 2030 District will be able to accelerate project development with lower costs and financing terms for our stakeholders. The NYC 2030 District will also promote and utilize NYSERDA and Con Edison’s new Pay for Performance (P4P) model, utilizing OpenEEMeter’s M&V 2.0 standards which lower M&V costs through automated calculations of savings

The NYC 2030 District Summer Reception Photo Frank

If you’d like more information on the NYC 2030 District please email info@NYC2030.org

NYC Green Leasing & Smart Submetering Webinar: August 16th at 2:00 PM EDT

High performance leases or green leases can reduce utility bills by up to $0.51 per sq. ft. and cut energy consumption by up to 22 percent, according to the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT). Today’s smart submetering solutions enable landlords to maximize their building value with precise tenant billing that will reduce their operating expenses AND boost their bottom line.

Learn how to identify, promote and implement strategies to align financial and energy incentives for landlords and tenants with high performance leasing and Smart Submetering from IMT & CircuitMeter.

Join us On August 16th at 2:00 PM EDT

The NYC 2030 District Advanced RTU Webinar

Rooftop units (RTUs) are used in over 60% of all commercial building floor space to optimize cooling, heating, and ventilation and found on most NYC low-rise buildings like, schools, stores, hospitals and restaurants.
RTUs are capable of handling anywhere from 1.5 tons to 162 tons in the volume of supply air. Thus, even a small improvement in rated efficiency of these units can lead to significant reductions of energy use and carbon emissions.
On July 10th, 2018, The Department of Energy’s Advanced RTU Campaign and PaceControls presented on the trends and drivers of RTU efficiency for commercial buildings in New York City. We discovered what are the latest resources, tools and technologies in replacing or retrofitting RTUs, plus making a compelling business case with the robust RTU incentives from Con Edison.

You can also download the presentation HERE

 

NYC 2030 District Advanced RTU Campaign Webinar on July 10th at 2:00 PM EDT

The Advanced RTU Campaign will present a webinar with NYC 2030 District on the trends and drivers of RTU efficiency for commercial buildings in the NY area. This presentation will provide details on efficiency options and different building types for RTUs, the business case for proactive RTU replacements with high-efficiency units, and specific New York utility incentives available to support RTU efficiency improvements. In addition, learn about saving energy and money from RTU efficiency highlighted by case studies from Arby’s and Walgreens RTU efforts.

 

Join us On July 10th at 2:00 PM EDT

NYSERDA Launches RetrofitNY High-Performance Retrofit Solutions Pilot

On June 27, 2018, NYSERDA announced that it has awarded six design contracts to solution provider teams under RetrofitNY’s High-Performance Retrofit Solutions pilot program. The contracts are the initial step for RetrofitNY, a first-of-its-kind program in the U.S. launched earlier this year by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The program is intended to create standardized, scalable deep energy-efficient retrofit solutions that can be replicated throughout the entire housing industry and support Governor Cuomo’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.

 

Read the full announcement below:

NYSERDA Announces First Contract Awards for $30 Million RetrofitNY Initiative, a First-of-its-Kind Energy Efficiency Program in the U.S.

Winning Teams to Design Retrofit Solutions for Affordable Multi-Family Buildings that Achieve or Approach Near Net-Zero Energy

June 27, 2018

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced six design contracts have been awarded to solution provider teams under RetrofitNY’s High-Performance Retrofit Solutions pilot program. The contracts are the initial step for RetrofitNY, a first-of-its-kind program in the U.S. launched earlier this year by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The program is intended to create standardized, scalable deep energy-efficient retrofit solutions that can be replicated throughout the entire housing industry and support Governor Cuomo’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.

Alicia Barton, NYSERDA President and CEO said, “RetrofitNY capitalizes on the expertise of building owners and designers for identifying and creating scalable energy efficiency solutions for New York’s building stock that will reduce energy costs and improve the quality of life for residents. Under Governor Cuomo’s clean energy economy, the state is creating opportunities for market-wide transformation and we are thrilled with the market response to the first phase of this innovative energy efficiency program.”

RetrofitNY was created to stimulate a new industry capable of delivering replicable net-zero, or near net-zero, energy retrofits to residential building stock at scale. Statewide, buildings account for 60 percent of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency in existing buildings is a critical component of achieving the Governor’s nation-leading clean energy and climate goals. The energy efficient retrofit products designed through the RetrofitNY program will offer multi-family buildings cost-effective and efficient means for cutting emissions and reducing their residents’ energy costs while making their homes more comfortable.

These six contracts are the first step in a two-step competitive application process led by NYSERDA. Under this process, review committees qualified both solution-provider teams to design high-performance retrofit solutions and multifamily affordable housing buildings to receive the prototype retrofit designs.

Each solution-provider team was awarded $75,000 for the design phase of their project, which will last approximately six months. Designs are also required to exclude the use of fossil fuels onsite, and demonstrate that the designs are cost-effective, standardized, scalable and aesthetically pleasing.

To initiate the design phase of these six projects, kickoff meetings are being held with the contract winners. Once complete, NYSERDA will offer additional funding for developing and installing the designs under a separate solicitation. NYSERDA will then monitor the construction and performance of the solutions to incorporate learnings from this first phase into future requests for proposals for improved designs, ensuring the program will be rolled out on an ever-larger scale until a self-sustaining market is created.

The RetrofitNY program supports the state’s greenhouse gas emission reductions of 40 percent by 2030 as well as the new 2025 energy efficiency target announced in April. The components developed and tested under RetrofitNY are anticipated to be applicable to new construction projects as well as retrofits, and serve the broader emerging net zero market in New York.

The winning contract teams are:

  • The International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (ICAST): working with Beacon Communities on a two-story, six-unit building that is part of a six-building campus in Troy.
  • The Levy Partnership: working with Joint Ownership Entity (JOE) NYC on a six-story, 21-unit building in Harlem.
  • Bright Power: working with Volmar on a five-story, 42-unit building in the Bronx.
  • SWBR Architects: working with Conifer Real Estate on a two-story, 24-unit building in Portville in the Western NY Region.
  • King + King Architects: working with Rock PMC on a two-story, eight-unit building in Phoenix outside Syracuse that is part of a five-building campus.
  • Chris Benedict, RA: working with RiseBoro Community Partnership on a four-story, 46-unit building in Brooklyn.

RetrofitNY is a $30 million program funded over 10 years and made available through the State’s Clean Energy Fund. It intends to bring a substantial portion of New York’s affordable housing units to or near net-zero energy over the next decade. Net-zero energy buildings consume no more energy, on an annual basis, than they produce onsite through renewable energy technologies like solar panels or other distributed energy resources.

RetrofitNY is based on a successful European program, Energiesprong, which has brought over 5,000 units of affordable housing to net-zero energy with 20,000 more units in the pipeline.

The teams’ progress and more information about the RetrofitNY program can found at the NYSERDA website.

About NYSERDA

NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975. To learn more about NYSERDA’s programs and funding opportunities, visit nyserda.ny.gov or follow us on TwitterFacebookYouTube, or Instagram.

About the Clean Energy Fund

The 10-year, $5.3 billion Clean Energy Fund (CEF) is a core component of New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to achieve a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. The CEF includes a focused effort to bring more clean energy opportunities and benefits to low- to moderate-income communities and is designed to deliver on New York State’s commitment to accelerate the use of clean energy and energy innovation and drive economic development, while reducing ratepayer collections. NY Green Bank, a core component of the CEF, has generated $32.6 million in positive net income as a result of $457.5 million in investments in clean energy transactions across New York. Its $1 billion NY-Sun initiative has already helped facilitate a more than 1,000 percent increase in solar deployment since 2011. The CEF supports New York’s ambitious Clean Energy Standard requiring 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2030.

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New York State to increase incentives for commercial, industrial solar projects

Source: Daily Energy Insider

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is offering more incentives to support commercial and industrial solar projects in the state.

The authority is doing this by redesigning the NY-Sun Megawatt Block incentive program. The redesign would expand the incentives to support larger solar projects and encourage the development in more locations. The program supports Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan to have 50 percent of the state’s electricity come from renewable resources by 2030.

“Solar energy is a key component of Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading commitment to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, and the NY-Sun initiative redesign will help ensure we keep the momentum going in New York’s fast-growing solar market,” Alicia Barton, president and CEO of NYSERDA, said. “New solar projects are being constructed across the state faster than ever before, bringing clean energy and solar jobs to communities in every region of New York.”

NY-Sun is Cuomo’s $1 billion initiative to advance the solar industry in the state. Solar energy in New York State has increased more than 1,000 percent and leveraged nearly $2.8 billion in private investments since 2011. Further, there are more than 12,000 people working in solar jobs across New York.

The Megawatt Block program has supported 652 megawatts of completed projects since it was introduced in 2014 with another 979 megawatts currently under development. It is divided into three regions across New York: Long Island, the Consolidated Edison service territory, and Upstate.

The redesign encourages new projects by accelerating payments and providing new financial incentive “adders.” Development will now be encouraged in limited use areas, such as on brownfield or landfill sites, rooftop or parking canopies, and at affordable housing sites. The revisions also increase the project size limit to 750 kilowatts from 200 kilowatts.

 

New York Lays Out Plan For Accelerating Energy Storage

Source: Solar Industry

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced the release of New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap, which is designed to support the governor’s energy storage target of 1.5 MW by 2025.

New York State currently has approximately 60 MW of advanced energy storage capacity deployed with another 500 MW in the pipeline, in addition to 1,400 MW of traditional pumped hydro storage. In order to advance energy storage development in ways that are “viable, replicable and scalable,” the roadmap recommends the following steps:

  • Providing $350 million in statewide market acceleration incentives to fast-track the adoption of advanced storage systems to be located at customer sites or on the distribution or bulk electric systems;
  • Adding incentives for energy storage to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) NY-Sun initiative to accelerate the development of solar-plus-storage projects and allow those projects to access federal tax credits before they expire;
  • Enacting regulatory changes to utility rates, utility solicitations and carbon values to reflect the system benefits and values of storage projects;
  • Continuing to address project permitting and siting challenges and reduce system indirect expenses and soft costs; and
  • Recommending modifications to wholesale market rules to better enable storage participation, including allowing storage to meet both electric distribution system and wholesale system needs to provide greater value for ratepayers.

“Clean energy is the future of our planet, and New York will continue to lead the nation in this technology to fight climate change and conserve resources for generations to come,” says Cuomo. “This roadmap is the next step to not only grow our clean energy economy and create jobs but to improve the resiliency of the grid to keep our power running in the face of extreme weather and other emergency situations.”

The plan was developed by the Department of Public Service (DPS) and NYSERDA with input from numerous stakeholders.

“With this roadmap, Governor Cuomo has brought New York once again to the forefront of the nation in developing new energy solutions that will fuel our efforts to build a cleaner energy system for future generations,” states Alicia Barton, president and CEO of NYSERDA. “The roadmap will serve as a guide to jump-starting the market for advanced energy storage projects in New York on our path to achieving 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 and turn the Empire State into a global hub for the burgeoning energy storage industry.”

The New York Power Authority is currently working on several energy storage projects that demonstrate the value of the technology. This work includes a partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) on multiple projects that would allow the university system to use stored solar power during emergencies and times of peak energy demand. A solar energy and battery storage system was completed this spring at the SUNY New Paltz campus, and planning is underway for a similar system at the SUNY Delhi campus.

Additionally, as proposed by Cuomo in his 2018 State of the State, NY Green Bank seeks to invest at least $200 million in storage-related investments, designed to help drive down costs for the strategic deployment of energy storage at scale. To support this commitment, NY Green Bank has released a request for information to solicit direct interest from project developers on how it can address financing gaps and support energy storage projects. NY Green Bank is also expected to issue a request for proposals later this year for projects combining solar and energy storage.

Richard Kauffman, New York State’s chairman of energy and finance, says, “Energy storage not only increases the use of renewable electricity generation but provides numerous benefits to our environment and economy and improves the resilience of the grid. Under Governor Cuomo, New York’s comprehensive approach supports the growth of the energy storage market by providing financing and policies that support the growth of this sector and ensure we meet the state’s ambitious clean energy goals and combat climate change.”

In his State of the State, Cuomo committed $60 million in NYSERDA funding to energy storage initiatives. NYSERDA has already made almost $22 million available in two separate solicitations as part of New York State’s long-term investment in the energy storage sector.

Multiple technical conferences will be held throughout the state to allow for public feedback on recommendations and approaches identified in the roadmap. The Public Service Commission has created a new proceeding to consider and establish a 2030 storage target and the deployment mechanisms to achieve the 2025 and 2030 energy storage targets by the end of the year. Public comments on the roadmap can be submitted via the DPS website.