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NYSBA: Energy Improvements Panel

FirstService Energy president, Kelly Dougherty participated as a panelist for NYSBA’s virtual event, Challenges And Opportunities In Financing Energy Improvements In Multifamily Buildings. Featured topics include Local Law 97 and strategies and funding resources. Visit NYSBA for more information.

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Planning to install an EV charger in your condo?

President of FirstService Energy, Kelly Dougherty, is featured in Fast Company’s recently published “You bought an EV and want to install a charger in your condo. Now what?” discussing EV chargers as an essential utility.

Commercial Observer: Multifamily Owners and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

With the prospect of new regulations regarding gas-powered vehicles, EV charging stations are top of mind for multifamily owners. Read more here. Image from Commercial Observer

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Reducing Carbon, Saving Money – A Discussion with FirstService Energy President Kelly Dougherty

New York City building energy codes are becoming more stringent, and will continue to do so as city agencies work to reduce carbon emissions in new and existing buildings. In an article published by The Cooperator Kelly Dougherty, president of FirstService Energy, discusses why carbon studies are the best first step for buildings looking to curb emissions and gain […]

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Kelly Dougherty, president of FirstService Energy, Featured in Commercial Property Executive

Around the country, building owners, residents, buyers and developers are asking more questions about reducing annual utilities, conserving water and measures to improve overall energy efficiency. FirstService Energy president Kelly Dougherty discussed the value of sustainable design and renewable energy systems in a recent article by Commercial Property Executive.

Like Restaurants, Buildings Will Get Grades (D’s for Energy Guzzlers)

New Yorkers are used to seeing letter grades on restaurants and bagel shops. Soon offices and residential buildings will be getting something similar. Beginning next year, midsize and large buildings will not only have to report how energy-efficient (or not) they are, they will also be required to post letter grades issued by the city, based […]

Grading Buildings on Energy Consumption

People might avoid eating at a restaurant with a “C” grade, but will they avoid living in a building with the same score? That’s the question building owners have to start asking themselves when a new law takes effect next year that will give properties a letter grade based on their energy consumption for the […]

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Q&A: Sustainable Operations Practices From FirstService Residential

Kelly Dougherty, director of energy management at FirstService Energy, explains how the company handles expenses and maximizes operating budgets to enhance building efficiencies. Developing and implementing long-term efficiency strategies to reduce energy use, emissions and costs can be challenging, especially with the legislation changing frequently. As FirstService Energy’s director of energy management, Kelly Dougherty works […]

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The Case for Benchmarking

Did you know that buildings in the United States account for 40% of total energy consumed? This equates to roughly $450 billion spent on energy bills each year. The greenhouse gas emissions associated with this energy use is approximately 40% of the nation’s total output. One of the most cost-effective ways to decrease overall energy […]

The Case for Benchmarking

The Case for Benchmarking: Did you know that buildings in the United States account for 40% of total energy consumed? This equates to roughly $450 billion spent on energy bills each year. The greenhouse gas emissions associated with this energy use is approximately 40% of the nation’s total output. One of the most cost-effective ways […]