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[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

By Jorge J. Lopez, president and CEO,
ConEdison Solutions
The time is right to launch an integrated, multi-year Energy Master Plan.
While it is typically difficult for corporations and institutions to exercise control over such costs as healthcare and real estate, they do have a significant opportunity to rein in and rationalize their spending on another major budget item: energy.
Indeed, the growing capability of organizations to control energy spending comes at an ideal time, because energy prices have been extremely volatile during the past 24 months.
Corporations and institutions today have the power to …

Green Building, Property Managers »

[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance have awarded a 2014 Green Lease Leader designation to Empire State Realty Trust, Inc..
Only 14 companies across North America earned the 2014 designation, which recognizes excellence in creating and executing leases that foster energy efficiency, providing cost savings for both landlords and tenants.
“By implementing performance specifications for energy efficiency into [its] leases, ESRT is knocking down barriers to energy efficiency by finding smart ways to share the capital costs and energy savings of energy efficiency improvements …

Construction & Design, Deals & Dealmakers, Green Building, Property Managers »

[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

East River Fund Co, LLC, a partnership of JEMB Family LP, a privately-held real estate and energy investment firm, and Harbert Power Fund V, have increased their investment in Astoria Project Partners, the legal entity that owns and operates the Astoria I natural gas power plant in Queens, NY.
Together with EIF Astoria, LLC, a subsidiary of MyPower Corp., wholly owned by Mitsui & Co., Ltd., the JEMB/Harbert partnership has acquired the 21 percent minority interest in Astoria Project Partners from SNC-Lavalin, Inc. Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.
JEMB Family, …

Green Building »

[26 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

GreenStar Hub (GSH) has launched GreenStar NYC, a smart city mobile app to help NYC consumers and businesses achieve their sustainability goals.
Through the app, New Yorkers can find geo-tagged GreenStar Certified businesses, locally made green products, women- and minority-owned businesses, and a citywide green events calendar.
Businesses can access a database of tenders or bidding opportunities, energy incentive programs, and news feed that showcase sustainability practices throughout NYC to millions of residents, businesses, and visitors.
Locals and tourists can learn about how the public and private sectors throughout NYC are going green …

Construction & Design, Green Building »

[26 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the completion of a series of storm resiliency measures and energy efficiency upgrades at Coney Island Hospital that totaled $21 million.
The enhancements will help protect critical equipment from extreme flooding like what the health-care facility experienced during Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
In addition to fortifying the equipment, the improvements will save the healthcare facility, located in Southern Brooklyn, $1.5 million in annual energy costs and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by more than 7,000 tons a year.
“Superstorm Sandy showed us the importance of proactively strengthening our …

Green Building, Property Managers »

[26 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Inspired and modeled after its successful roof gardens at 250 Hudson Street and Symphony House, owner/developer Jack Resnick & Sons has just completed two more green roof installations, both at its Lower Manhattan office tower, 255 Greenwich Street.
Situated atop both the 14th floor and the mechanical bulkhead of the building, the new 20,000 s/f of “extensive” green roof area was designed and engineered by FXFowle Architects and installed by Rally Restoration.
The newly planted roof areas will provide a number of ecological benefits to the property and neighborhood, including improved stormwater …

Brokers Weekly, Green Building, Property Managers »

[26 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Three of Related Management’s New York affordable housing properties have been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as being among the first multifamily housing properties to earn ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.
The properties at 30-50 21st Street, 423 West 48th St and 527 West 47th St, have been recognized for reducing the amount of energy consumed.
With technical assistance from Bright Power, the three properties join just 14 others across the nation to make up the inaugural set of multifamily buildings to achieve the prestigious ENERGY STAR multifamily …

Green Building, Property Managers »

[26 Nov 2014 | One Comment | ]

CompassRock Real Estate announced that Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town (PCV/ST) has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the first multifamily housing communities to earn ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.
PCV/ST is the first multifamily community in New York and one of the first five communities nationwide to receive this recognition which signifies that the community is in the top tier of energy performance for multifamily buildings nationwide.
On average, ENERGY STAR buildings contribute 35 percent fewer greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere than comparable non-ENERGY …

Green Building, Property Managers »

[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

FS Energy, the energy management and advisory subsidiary of property management firm FirstService Residential, has been named a finalist in the RISE : NYC competition.
The competition recognizes innovative projects and technologies that will bolster the city’s buildings and infrastructure against future storms.
FS Energy, which provides energy evaluations and efficiency improvement solutions to multi-family buildings within the FirstService portfolio, is a lead applicant on three projects in the finals and a partner on two more.
Stemming from the impact Hurricane Sandy had on small businesses, RISE : NYC is a $30 million …

Green Building, Property Managers »

[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

A turbocharged Chevy Camaro race car, driven by Ken Scheepers on the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Texas region circuit, is being sponsored by utiliVisor, the energy plant metering and monitoring firm.
A Building Performance Manager at TDIndustries Energy Solutions in Dallas, Scheepers works with utiliVisor to implement energy monitoring and verification solutions for commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.
utiliVisor’s web-based, third party independent measurement and verification technology enables TD Industries to achieve significant energy efficiencies for its clients.
Scheepers is a former professional race car driver in the National Hot Rod Association …

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