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Luthin Tunes_LA Confidential_Winter 2020

Navigating Local Law 97 of New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act

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.

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LA Confidential: Revenge of the Nerds
LA ConfidentialAugust 6, 2018

Con Ed Rolls out Smart Meter Data to All Customers

While monthly energy use data is essential for benchmarking, interval data (e.g., usage in 15-minute or hourly periods) provides a wealth of additional insights on how a facility uses energy. For many years, Con Ed’s largest customers have had access to such data via meters that send data to the utility via telephone landlines or more recently via cellular communications. Often sporadic due to metering and communication problems, that process will soon be consigned to the technology scrap heap by new smart meters under the utility’s Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program.

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News & Events
EventsMay 03, 2012

MWBE Building the Future 2012

Anchin’s Building the Future: Celebrating MWBEs and Their Advocates, a recognition event for outstanding MWBEs held May 3, 2012. The annual recognition event was held in co-operation with the New York Building Congress and the Women Builders Council.

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Powerful Women, Powerful Results
EventsJuly 12, 2018

Powerful Women, Powerful Results

Catherine Luthin moderates a panel, 'Powerful Woman, Powerful Results' to discuss career successes and struggles of being a powerful woman in the working-world today.

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Star Trek - Winter 2018
LA ConfidentialJanuary 10, 2018

Working out the Tribbles of On-Site Power Storage

On-site battery power storage is a hot new energy option, but it does not come trouble-free. As Captain Kirk learned in Star Trek’s “Troubles with Tribbles” episode, some problems are easier to solve than others.

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Star Trek - Winter 2018
LA ConfidentialJanuary 10, 2018

Factoid: Exploring the Possibility of Solar Energy from the Moon

We have often wondered, ‘Does life exist on other planets?’ Although we may not have infinite answers to extraterrestrial life on other planets, one concept that does exist out there is potential energy. Specifically, the possibility for lunar-based solar power (LSP).

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Star Trek - Winter 2018
LA ConfidentialJanuary 10, 2018

Beaming up Best Paybacks at a 271-Year Old Institution

Bill Broadhurst has been Princeton University’s energy manager since 2009. During those 8 years, he has handled challenges that range from raising efficiency in buildings built before the American Revolution, to designing state-of-the art systems for 21st century facilities.

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Star Trek - Winter 2018
LA ConfidentialJanuary 10, 2018

Assimilating Distributed Energy Resources into Competitive Power Markets

Imagine a friendly Borg that, instead of forcing assimilation, says, “Come join our Collective, and let us profit together.” That’s essentially what the New York Public Service Commission (NY PSC) is saying through its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) process. Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), such as on-site solar and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants, would participate in local grids to produce and trade power.

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News & Events
EventsNovember 16, 2017

2017 State of New York Sustainability Conference

Aaron Breidenbaugh, Luthin Associates' Director of Regulatory Affairs presents at the 2017 State of New York Sustainability Conference held at SUNY Cortland. His panel focuses on 'Carbon Pricing: Regulatory and Political Framework'.

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Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards
EventsNovember 07, 2017

Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards

Catherine Luthin, President of Luthin Associates, is among 10 winners of gb&d's fourth annual 2017 Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA). An awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, November 7th to honor all the winners of WSLA 2017. For more information about the winners, please see the attached article featured in the November + December 2017 issue of gb&d magazine.

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Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards
PressNovember 7, 2017

The 2017 Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards

Meet the winners of the fourth annual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA), presented by gb&d. Our CEO, Catherine Luthin, is among the 10 award winners for 2017.

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