New ACEEE Report Centerpiece of White House Sponsored Roundtable with Building Owners and Utilities

“The paper will also be the centerpiece of a White House sponsored discussion that will launch an expansion of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative. The initiative will include multifamily buildings for the first time, as called for in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. The event, organized by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and will bring together utilities that have partnered with ACEEE and leading owners of multifamily housing that are pledging to reduce energy consumption across their building portfolios by 20% within 10 years.”–Patrick Kiker

Owens Corning, NYSERDA And Constellation Power Up Largest Solar Installation Under NY-Sun Initiative

“The solar power system is composed of approximately 9,000 ground-mounted, photovoltaic panels located on more than nine acres. The system is expected to generate approximately 3.3 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year (based on first year production). Generating the same amount of electricity using nonrenewable sources would result in the release of approximately 2,339 metric tons of carbon dioxide, or the equivalent emissions from 487 passenger vehicles annually, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data for the region.”– NYSERDA 

Results from NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Programs: Getting 20% Reduction in Multifamily Buildings

“This preliminary analysis of the first 17 project to complete the Multifamily Performance Program is a small snapshot of the data that will eventually be generated by the program, but it illuminates some key trends – the uniform over-prediction of energy savings of mid-high rise buildings in the New York City area, the consistently strong performance of low-rise buildings located upstate, and the overall trend across building types and locations of over-prediction of electric savings. The over-prediction of electric savings is significant and warrants further inquiry, especially in light of the results of NYSERDA’s previous multifamily program, AMP, which also observed significant over-prediction of electric savings.”–ACEEE report from 2010

NY prepping energy industry job force

“NYSERDA’s workforce development partnerships across the state provide the skills and knowledge needed to meet the demands of the State’s growing clean-energy economy,” said John B. Rhodes, President and CEO, NYSERDA. “They support Governor Cuomo’s call for job creation and getting unemployed New Yorkers and workers-in-transition back to work.”  FierceEnergy