A major challenge for building managers in New York City is on the horizon: hard limits on their facilities’ greenhouse gas (GHG) output. New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act (CMA), specifically Local Law 97 (LL97), requires that thousands of non-residential buildings with more than 25,000 gross square feet show that they do not exceed those limits. It covers all commercial and institutional facilities, including industrial properties not involved in producing utility power or steam. Even Foghorn Leghorn, never at a loss for words, had to stop and take a breath after hearing about this new legislation.Read Article
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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced a new initiative to assist the healthcare industry reduce energy costs and improve the environment. Luthin Associates and the City University of New York (CUNY) were selected by NYSERDA to provide guidance for the healthcare sector.Read More
The importance of managing expenses and overhead cannot be understated. Laundries use tremendous amounts of electricity in their daily activities. However, there are ways to curb and even decrease the amount of money spent on electricity costs. Catherine Luthin explains how to curb electric costs in this first article of a two-part series.Read More
A presentation intended to develop a better understanding about how financial savings estimates related to energy conservation projects are developed. Other learning objectives include understand the impact of energy rate structures on various projects, identify the financial risks that can be anticipated when investing in energy service projects, and determine whether the simple payback analysis is appropriate.Read More
Catherine Luthin moderates a panel of speakers at Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Energy Action Day to discuss "The First Steps Towards Energy Efficiency". The panel reviewed how benchmarking and retro-commissioning can be utilized as a foundation for energy projects.Read More