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P R E S E N T
What Property Owners & Managers Need to Know About:
-Clean Heating Oil Law, effective July 2012
(requires conversion from #6 oil to #2 oil or natural gas)
– Local Law 87, effective 2013
(energy audits & retro-commissioning)
– Rebates & Incentives
-Ways to save money on fuel consumption
S P E A K E R S
Jeff Solomon, Abilene, Inc.
Mitchell Ingerman, Aurora Energy Advisors
Michael Scorrano, En-Power Group
David Unger, US Energy Group
W H E N
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
W H E R E
CUNY Graduate Center
1st floor – Elebash Recital Hall
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
R S V P
Renovating an existing building is almost always more environmentally beneficial than demolishing an existing structure and building a more energy-efficient one, according to a new report by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Green Lab, a Seattle-based initiative that seeks to explore the value that older buildings bring to their communities. The report asserts that renovating an existing structure is more environmentally beneficial because it takes between 10 and 80 years for the benefits of a new energy-efficient building to compensate for the carbon emissions incurred during its construction. Click here to read the complete article
It’s no secret that a city like New York use a lot of energy, but it might be surprising that Midtown Manhattan alone uses more energy to keep the buzz going than the entire country of Kenya.
Vijay Modi, a professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University, and Bianca Howard, a graduate student, are working on a project that aims to put New York city’s energy consumption on the map.
President Obama Announces Nearly $4 Billion Investment in Energy Upgrades to Public and Private Buildings
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next 2 years. These investments will save billions in energy costs, promote energy independence, and, according to independent estimates, create tens of thousands of jobs in the hard-hit construction sector. The $4 billion investment announced today includes a $2 billion commitment, made through the issuance of a Presidential Memorandum, to energy upgrades of federal buildings using long term energy savings to pay for up-front costs, at no cost to taxpayers. In addition, 60 CEOs, mayors, university presidents, and labor leaders today committed to invest nearly $2 billion of private capital into energy efficiency projects; and to upgrade energy performance by a minimum of 20% by 2020 in 1.6 billion square feet of office, industrial, municipal, hospital, university, community college and school buildings. This announcement builds on a commitment made by 14 partners at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in June to make energy upgrades across 300 million square feet, and to invest $500 million in private sector financing in energy efficiency projects. More…
Eighty percent of building owners expect double-digit energy price increases over the next year, which has prompted an average energy reduction target of 12 percent, according to a report published on environmentalleader.com. Lighting and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and controls improvements are the most popular energy efficiency improvements.
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