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  • There are some of the financing incentives out there. Fortunately, many NYSERDA MPP approved auditors will have knowledge about the various incentives programs available. National Grid and Con Edison programs are accessible through the company’s webpages.
  • House calls final edit 32310(2)

    1. 1. House Calls Program
    2. 2. 3 Goals: Save Money 2 Improve the Environment Greater Comfort and Health
    3. 3. Economic Impact Average annual operating costs <ul><li>Heating & hot water </li></ul><ul><li>Electric </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul>Other Debt service Real estate tax 3 Utilities 19% 58% 24% 18% Labor Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums Comparative Study of 2007 Average Operating Costs of 225 buildings in outer boroughs
    4. 4. <ul><ul><li>2005 NYC citywide CO2 emissions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(58 million metric tons) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- From PlaNYC- </li></ul></ul>4 Environmental Impact Sources of CO2 emissions in New York City
    5. 5. Building Health and Comfort Inefficient heating of apartments 5 68º is the recommended indoor temperature in winter Courtesy of Power Concepts
    6. 6. Building Health and Comfort The Stack Effect 6
    7. 7. 7 How do we get started? Taking Action: What exactly can we do? How much is it going to cost?
    8. 8. 8 Self Audit and Benchmarking Determine and Compare Your Building’s Performance Individual buildings Individual buildings in single owner’s portfolio - 74 total buildings <ul><li>Average NYC building index: 15* </li></ul>Heating index (Btu/ft2/HDD)
    9. 9. 9 Self Audit and Benchmarking Fuel Cost Discrepancy and Overspending
    10. 10. <ul><li>Energy & Water Consumption Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended Measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost/Benefit Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction Target </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>10 Analyzing the Building’s Systems Getting a professional energy audit
    11. 11. 11 Areas of Improvement Per unit and building wide - Heating and hot water - Building Envelope - Lighting/Appliances - Ventilation and infiltration <ul><li>Water Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor Air Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Waste/Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Management/Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Adjusting Behavior </li></ul>
    12. 12. 12 THEN ENERGY GENERATION ENERGY EFFICIENCY Prioritizing Improvements Maximizing economic, environmental and health benefits
    13. 13. <ul><li>Heating and hot water </li></ul><ul><li>Overheated apartments </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough hot water on very cold days </li></ul><ul><li>Showerheads with high water consumption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apartment temperature controls $20,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace with condensing gas boilers $105,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showerheads and aerators (DHW) $510 </li></ul></ul>13 Case study - Affordable Housing 59 units built in 1993 with hydronic baseboard heating <ul><li>Ventilation and infiltration </li></ul><ul><li>Top floors over-ventilated, bottom under-ventilated </li></ul><ul><li>Belt driven rooftop fans exhausting air from kitchens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seal, clean ducts and balance air flow $78,400 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace rooftop fans for premium efficiency $22,000 </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Case study - Affordable Housing Continued TOTAL HARD COSTS $407,987 Projected annual energy savings: $50,000 <ul><li>Building envelope </li></ul><ul><li>Bad window balances, poor caulking -> draft </li></ul><ul><li>Regular complains about pest, rodents, etc… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace windows $76,600 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building air sealing $15,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lighting/Appliances </li></ul><ul><li>Lights are on 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Low efficiency refrigerators and washing machines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More efficient lighting with occupancy controls $73,500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appliance replacement with Energy Star $17,000 </li></ul></ul>14
    15. 15. 15 <ul><li>Tax Credits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal, State and City </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rebates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities, NYSERDA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Loans and Mortgages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private, Government, EnergyStar </li></ul></ul>Financial Incentives
    16. 16. 16 Green philosophy Principles for improvement Know your building and have a plan - Measure, measure, measure! - Things can break, be prepared. - Do what’s effective, big or small. Grab the low hanging fruit - Simple actions can have outsized impacts - Efficiency first - Use common sense!
    17. 17. There’s always something more to learn at Thank you 17 Follow up packet - Immediate Actions - Incentives Sheet - Greener Greater Buildings - Further resources, with links