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Green Partners is your one-stop energy efficiency consultant. We offer low cost solutions to help meet compliance requirements for
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• Local Law 87 -
Energy Audits and Retro-Commissioning

• Local Law 84 -
Benchmarking and Energy Star

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George Crawford writes a monthly column for the New York Real Estate Journal Green Buildings Section.
He and the Green Partners Team are specialists on Local Laws and help multifamily, commercial and industrial building owners in NYC comply with the LED Lighting Retrofits. PlaNYC Greener, Greater Building Laws that include Local Law 84 (LL84) Benchmarking, Local Law 87 (LL87) Auditing and Retro-Commissioning, Local Law 88 (LL88) Lighting Upgrades and Sub-Metering, and Local Law 85 (LL85) NYC Energy Conservation Code.

Local Law 87 (LL87)

LED Retro-fits

Local Law 87 (LL87) - Maximize Your Benefits
It’s year 3 in the Local Law 87 cycle and “covered buildings” on blocks ending in a “5” need to review their LL 87 compliance requirements for 2015 and even consider taking the process a step further to maximize their potential benefits. Because compliance is mandated, focus is often limited to taking only those steps necessary “to get the job done” in order to avoid fines for noncompliance. Fines start at $3,000 for the first year and then increase to $5,000 for each additional each year of noncompliance the link for full article

Time to Focus on Local Law 87 (LL87)
It’s year 2 in the Local Law 87 cycle and it’s time for “covered buildings” on blocks ending with the number “4” to focus on getting started with their energy audits and retro- commissioning requirements. There are some “lessons learned” from covered buildings that unknowingly failed to comply last year and were unpleasantly surprised to receive $3,000 fines. These are buildings located on block numbers ending in a “3” and failed to have their energy audits and retro-commissioning reports filed in 2013. the link for full article

Energy audits/retro-commissioning – Local Law 87 (LL87)
Most buildings - young or old - consume between 20 - 35% more energy than is required. With the mandatory Local Law 87 (LL87) energy audits, that will all change for the better. Owners and managers will now be able to develop an action plan to put their buildings on an energy savings diet plan. What is Local Law 87 (LL87) and which buildings must com¬ply? the link for full article

Timeline Alert – Local Law 87 (LL87) Mandated Energy Audits
“Covered" buildings located on a block that ends in a "3" must comply in 2013 with Local Law 87 (LL87) Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning requirements. The DOB filing deadline is December 31st. Buildings with 2013 or even 2014 deadlines need to start doing their “timeline” math now. December may seem like a long time away, but once you analyze the sequence and the complexity of the compliance process, you will want to get started. the link for full article

Local Law 84 (LL84), Local Law 87 (LL87)

Local Law 84 LL84) and Local Law 87 (LL 87) Expanding Requirements
NYC has just published two reports - "PlaNYC LL 84" and "One City Build to Last" - covering progress to date with regard to LL 84 (Benchmarking) and LL 87 (Energy Auditing and Retro-Commissioning). The original goal set under PlaNYC was a 30% Green House Gas - "GHG" - reduction by 2030. Progress to date: 19% GHG reduction from the 2005 base year. Thanks to "ahead of schedule" mandated boiler conversions from heavy heating oils to gas and No. 2 oil, NYC air quality has improved. NYC now has the cleanest air in 50 years and has risen in the national "clean air" rankings to the top 4. the link for full article

Local Law 84 (LL84)

May 1st Local Law 84 (LL84) Benchmarking Scoring Results - The Canary in the Basement
May 1st is the benchmark¬ing filing deadline. Be sure to check the scores for your buildings. Low scores signal problems – sometimes costly problems. Benchmarking scores range from 1–100, with 100 being the best. On a national basis, a benchmarking score of 50 represents the median. However, the median score is 60 or a little better in N.Y.C. because of higher efficiencies. the link for full article.

Benchmarking and Energy Audits Is Your Building Complying? by Debra A. Estock, The Cooperator
Little by little, the world seems to be getting greener, and the Bloomberg administration has made greening the city one of its priorities in helping to reduce New Y ork City ’s carbon footprint. As part of May or Michael R. Bloomberg’s Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, all of the city ’s priv ate buildings—including most co-ops and condos—of ov er 50,000 square feet are required to obtain benchmarking and energy audits by a certain deadline.. the link for full article.

How to Jump Start Your LED Retro-fit Project
If your building has not already upgraded to LED lighting, this article may be helpful in terms of developing your own plan for a LED retro-fit. While it is a given that LED retro-fits will save money on energy consumption as well as maintenance costs, it is important to understand that the amount of savings can be very significant, even when the retro-fit will include replacing the newer, more energy efficient fluorescent products such as the link for full article

No Fluorescents, No Incandescents
In today’s energy efficient lighting environment, if your facility utilizes any fluorescent or incandescent lighting, without going one step further, know that your building is a good candidate for an energy efficient lighting upgrade to LED. This rule of thumb holds true even if your facility has the newer, more energy efficient fluorescents. Bottom line- any facility with any fluorescents or any incandescents is a good candidate
for an upgrade to LED. the link for full article

No Fluorescents Allowed
Your cutting edge lighting retro-fit, which is now five years old, is not so cutting edge today. Chances are that some of the lighting products you used back then are not even being manufactured today - or are being phased out. Take for instance the CFL. Not so long ago utility companies were providing incentives to switch from incandescent lighting products to CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamp – a thin fluorescent tube wound together is the shape of a fist). the link for full article

LED to the Rescue
LED lighting is energy efficient, has a long useful life, and with recent advances meets high levels of specification requirements. And most importantly, LED lighting is very cost effective – to put it mildly. the link for full article

The New LED Economics
With Con Ed’s Demand Management incentive funding running dry, it’s back to the drawing boards for many LED retro-fit projects. However, the news is still good. Regardless of fewer available options for incentive funding, your LED upgrade can still be a winner – guaranteed. Focus on LED basics because LED products use only a small fraction of the energy consumed by traditional lighting, every retro-fit that includes the replacement of traditional lighting with quality LED products will have a payback that can stand on its own merits. the link for full article

LED Retro-fits - Navigation
Every LED Upgrade comes with benefits which can be very significant – cost and energy savings as well as a long useful product life. If your LED project utilizes quality products and involves replacing traditional lighting, you will achieve these benefits - without question. The reasoning is basic to LED technology. LED products use only a fraction of the energy consumed by traditional incandescent or fluorescent lighting products. But there’s more to today’s LED platform than just barebones cost and energy savings benefits. The LED of today includes a wide range of quality LED products as well as high levels of incentive the link for full article

LED - Now An Upgrade
The latest generation of LED products has now become available. These new lamps have the most recent advancements in LED technology - they give more light, have longer service lives and consume even less energy. Going LED with these new products has graduated from a "Retro-Fit" to a "Lighting Upgrade". Please note, however, that these newer LED products are generally not available at retail levels. Retail LED tends to be older generation products. To source these newer products, you need to work with a lighting expert who has direct relationships with manufacturers or distributors. Note that both Con Ed and PSEG continue to offer significant funding for LED projects. the link for full article

LED Solutions – Reality and Perception
With continuing technical advances, the Reality of LED Solutions is an expanding platform of innovation. Today’s LED lighting products not only deliver increased cost and energy savings, but now meet higher levels of specification requirements. the link for full article

LED Retro-Fits - Get What You Think You Are Paying For
It is common knowledge that LED lighting is energy efficient. So the underlying LED advantage to go from here to there is savings. Another LED advantage is longevity – less maintenance. You will probably run through two or three cars before you need to replace LED lighting – and that assumes you keep your cars for a long time. So if LED lighting delivers significant energy savings and substantially lower maintenance costs – what’s not to like? Why not just do it? ... click the link for full article

All Important First Impressions – Commercial Lighting LED Upgrades
First impressions stick and lighting can make a difference. Entering a building either with older lighting or with updated LED lighting will make a first impression that will characterize the building. Lobbies with dated lighting – lamps that are out or don’t match - a negative, while that same lobby with updated LED lighting - a positive. Because today’s LED lighting options are ultra-energy efficient, positive first impressions can come with excellent paybacks. the link for full article

LED Lighting Retro-Fits
LED lighting retro-fits are now a compelling option - with short paybacks - to save on both energy consumption as well as maintenance costs for replacement lamping. The savings can be especially significant for difficult to access fixtures that require ladders or lifts. A LED re-lamping program or retro-fit will not only save on energy, but will last for 100,000 hours - far in excess of the useful life of both fluorescent and incandescent products. the link for full article

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The Industry Expert on NYC Greener Greater Building Law Compliance Services

Our core mission is to put our clients' best interests first, to ensure full compliance, and to maximize clients'
benefits and advantages under the local laws – Local Law 84 (LL84) Benchmarking, Local Law 87 (LL87) Auditing and Retro-
, Local Law 88 (LL88) Lighting Upgrades and Sub-Metering, and Local Law 85 (LL85) NYC Energy Conservation Code, and
LED Lighting Retrofits
- turning compliance into a cost-saving and revenue-positive experience for your multi-family, commercial, or industrial building.

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Energize NY Finance Partner for PACE Program Financing
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