What is Energy Benchmarking?
Our Energy Benchmarking New York service is where Associated Renewable will analyze and assess how much energy your commercial building is using. Our Building Energy Benchmarking New York service is now mandated on a yearly basis through NYC Local Law 84. Our Energy Benchmarks New York practice is the first stage of the energy monitoring and electrical usage assessment. Energy Benchmarking in New York allows the city to understand its total energy consumption and formulate strategies for city-wide initiatives to implement energy efficiency policies and initiatives. Our Energy Benchmarking New York City service is a critical way of solving this problem with the overall goals of reducing our clients and the city’s overall energy use.
The Benefits of Benchmarking
Energy Benchmarking is a starting point before an onsite audit which will reveal capital improvements aimed at increasing operational efficiency and reducing costs. Associated Renewable will benchmark commercial buildings on a yearly basis so our clients can:
• Track trends and rank energy performance
•Analyze which properties are improving or getting better on a relative basis
•Provide the justification needed to plan improvements
•Identify if conservation strategies are working
•Provide accurate data reports to management and owners
The majority of commercial building property managers and building owners lack even basic information about how their properties perform compared to peers or best industry practices. Our annual Energy Benchmarks New York services solves this problem. By having a partner that has an Energy Benchmarking New York practice helps our clients controlling their energy costs.
Energy Benchmarking through Local Law 84 in New York City is now mandating that all buildings over 50,000 square feet perform annual energy benchmarks. On a yearly basis property management firms and buildings managers are searching for the best energy consulting company to get the job done right and the first time as this can skew data for further years.
Energy Star Benchmarking New York Service
By hiring Associated Renewable for our Energy Benchmarking New York City service this acts as a key first step for our clients to reduce energy consumption and their buildings carbon footprint. The Associated Renewable Energy Star Benchmarking New York service commences with using Portfolio Manager which is an interactive energy management tool that allows us to track and assess energy and water consumption across an entire portfolio of buildings in a secure online environment. Whether you own, manage, or hold commercial properties for investment in New York our Energy Benchmarking New York service will help you set investment priorities, identify under-performing buildings, verify efficiency improvements, and receive EPA recognition for superior energy performance. Commercial building energy consumption monitoring starts with our Energy Benchmark New York service.
Property managers and building owners in NYC need to ask the right questions when selecting an Energy Benchmarking New York company. Energy Benchmarks New York services are difficult and we feel these are some of the pertinent questions to ask in order to find the right company. The questions should include.
I) Does the energy benchmarking company have a local office?
II) Does the company use certified Engineers to perform the analysis?
III) Does the Energy Benchmarking company use default values or data settings instead of actual client data?
IV) Does the Energy Benchmarking company use a Software only approach to Benchmarking your building?
V) Is the price for energy benchmarking to good to be true?
VI) Do they perform an in person post benchmarking analysis?
Post Benchmarking Analysis
Once Associated Renewable has completed the Energy Benchmarking New York City service we then perform a post Benchmarking analysis onsite with our clients. At Associated Renewable we feel that our Energy Benchmarking New York service won't make a difference unless the results are properly translated into business-friendly language and terminology that our clients can understand.
Call us today at 212 444-8215212 444-8215 and speak to one of our New York Energy Benchmarking service experts and get the job done properly through certified professionals.
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Read a summary of the law below
Benchmarking energy and water use allows owners, tenants and operators to better understand how their buildings are performing. By requiring annual benchmarking for certain city-owned and large privately-owned buildings, this law will give building owners and potential buyers a better understanding of a building’s energy and water consumption, eventually shifting the market towards increasingly efficient, high-performing buildings.
Applicability & Exemptions
To read Local Law 84 exemptions, click here.
CITY BUILDINGS must be benchmarked using the EPA’s Portfolio Manager tool by May 1, 2010, with annual benchmarking to be completed by May 1st of each subsequent year. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) will oversee Benchmarking for energy use and by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for water use. City buildings with automatic water meter reading equipment installed for less than a year are not required to undergo benchmarking for water use in that year.
COMMERCIAL, MIXED-USE AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS must be benchmarked using the EPA’s Portfolio Manager tool by May 1, 2011, with annual benchmarking to be completed by May 1st of each subsequent year. Buildings without DEP-provided automatic water meter reading equipment, or with such equipment installed for less than a year, are not required to undergo benchmarking for water use in that year.
COMMERCIAL and MIXED-USE BUILDINGS with commercial tenant spaces must request data on the tenant’s metered energy use where the tenant space is separately metered by the utility company.
CITY BUILDINGS must benchmark the previous calendar year by May 1, 2010, and every May 1st thereafter.
COMMERCIAL, MIXED-USE and RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS must benchmark the previous calendar year by May 1, 2011, and every May 1st thereafter.
The Department of Finance will post information generated by Portfolio Manager on its website according to the following timeline:
Benchmarking for energy use may be performed by the owner or an owner’s representative in consultation with the building’s operating staff. When benchmarking is completed, the results must be reported to the Department of Finance electronically using the submission report generated Portfolio Manager.
For water use, benchmarking results will be uploaded by the Department of Environmental Protection for all buildings equipped by the DEP with automatic water meters for the full previous year.