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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Did You Know… New Lighting Standards Tackle Largest Source of Energy Consumption

With lighting accounting for the single largest electricity usage in the commercial sector (three times the energy consumption of air conditioning, for example), new legislation will soon help buildings and businesses make a big impact on the environment and their bottom line. Beginning next year, new national standards will begin to phase out many old inefficient incandescent … Continue reading Did You Know… New Lighting Standards Tackle Largest Source of Energy Consumption

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Over Nine Million Sq. Feet Benchmarked. Now What?

While benchmarking may not yet be mandatory across the country, its benefits are clear.  Over the past few months, we completed benchmarking energy use in over nine million square feet of commercial space in New York to meet the August 1 deadline for compliance with the state’s Local Law 84.  So what’s next for benchmarked … Continue reading Over Nine Million Sq. Feet Benchmarked. Now What?

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Get Your Share of NYSERDA Funds Before The Competition Heats Up

New York buildings should plan their energy audits and retro-commissioning studies required by Local Law 87 now even though mandatory compliance does not begin until 2013. Why? Because waiting could mean losing out on valuable NYSERDA funds, or having to do additional work to access these funds. This is because the program will change shape … Continue reading Get Your Share of NYSERDA Funds Before The Competition Heats Up

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