“It’s called Community Distributed Generation. It’s a program that New York State created for developers of small electricity generation sites. The energy developer installs the project, and individual ‘subscribers’ apply for the project benefits. Anyone with an electric or utility bill can subscribe to the project. Those individual subscribers get a discount on their utility […]
FirstService Residential, the leading manager of residential properties in the New York region, announced average monthly savings of up to $10,000 – or 6 percent in electricity costs – for participating condominiums and cooperatives in its management portfolio subscribed to a Community Distributed Generation (CDG) project. The monthly savings directly offset electric delivery charges, which […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]