Con Edison has honored building owners, property managers and contractors who led the way in 2012 in making energy and money-saving efficiency upgrades in multifamily buildings.
The power company’s multifamily program provides owners of residential buildings with five to 75 units free energy-efficiency surveys and incentives for heating and lighting upgrades to common areas.
Once a building is enrolled, residents can receive free compact fluorescent bulbs, smart strips and water-saving devices.
“Our multifamily energy-efficiency program is at its most successful when owners and managers work with our installation contractors to upgrade to modern lighting, HVAC and other equipment,” said Gregory Elcock, manager of Con Edison’s multifamily program.
“These honorees made buildings more comfortable for tenants and helped ensure that New York City remains a clean, safe place to live and work.” Winn Residential of Boston was named Property Owner of the Year for improving the efficiency of a 38-building housing complex in the Bronx.
The three electrical contractors that delivered the most electric energy savings were Riverdale Electrical Services of the Bronx, which saved an estimated 825,000 kilowatt hours, ID Lighting Solutions of Brooklyn (475,000 kilowatt hours), and Green Light of Lakewood, N.J. (325,000 kilowatt hours).
The savings from these electrical contractors were the equivalent of removing more than 90 vehicles from the road for a year.
The three gas contractors that provided the most savings were Entech Digital Controls of Lakewood, N.J., which saved an estimated 225,000 therms, U.S. Energy Group of Queens (71,000 therms), and Calray Gas Heat Corp. of the Bronx (70,500 therms). The savings from the work of these gas contractors were the equivalent of removing more than 300 vehicles from the road for a year.
Con Edison named the New York City Housing Authority the Public Partner of the Year for completing a massive energy-efficiency project in public housing units in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.
The other winners were:
Alma Realty Corp. of Queens, which achieved the highest electrical savings for work performed in its buildings.
Omni New York, a real estate development founded by former baseball star Mo Vaughn, which led among building owners and property managers in earning gas savings by installing energy-efficiency work in its buildings.
Diego Beekman Mutual Housing for 673-675 East 140th St., the Bronx. This building had more savings through gas efficiency work of any building in 2012.
Jennings Terrace Gardens at 763 Jennings St., the Bronx, was Co-Op of the Year for installing high-efficiency lighting, a new steam boiler, energy-management system and roof insulation.
Weston United Community Renewal, a community service organization that was honored for work at 158 East 122nd St., Manhattan, a 60-unit residential building. All the tenants got energy-saving devices, including smart strips and low-flow devices.