NYCEEC unveils a free, simple and powerful tool that estimates efficiency cost savings for building owners
November 23, 2015, NEW YORK / PR Newswire / – The New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC), a leading provider of clean energy financing solutions, has launched a free, online energy savings calculator. Called efficienSEE™, the calculator is now available at nyceec.com/efficienSEE.
What sets efficienSEE™ apart? With just a property address, efficienSEE™ quickly estimates the financial impact of efficiency and cogeneration investment for specific multifamily buildings. efficienSEE™ provides users with detailed savings projections for both fuel and electric usage. efficienSEE™ is now available for large multifamily buildings (≥50,000 square feet) in New York City.
Using energy performance data submitted under New York City’s benchmarking regulation and efficiency data from NYSERDA, Steven Winter Associates and NYCEEC developed proprietary algorithms to predict a building’s potential energy savings based on cost-effective, commonsense measures.
“efficienSEE™ is an easy way for busy, cost-conscious building owners to understand the value of efficiency,” said Susan Leeds, CEO of NYCEEC. “We’re excited to help people identify opportunities to save money and improve their buildings, and we stand ready to provide attractive financing solutions to get the projects done.”
Portfolio owners can use efficienSEE™ results to prioritize their efficiency investments. And for a single building, users can see which systems to focus on and how much money can be saved. efficienSEE™ can also help determine whether to consider cogeneration investment.
“Working on efficienSEE™ has allowed us to help bridge the knowledge gap for owners and managers. Rapidly knowing what opportunities are waiting allows decision makers to create smart capital plans and invest in their buildings,” said Nicole Ceci, senior energy engineer at Steven Winter Associates.
efficienSEE™ uncovers millions of dollars being “left on the table.” If the top 25% of large multifamily buildings with the greatest potential for efficiency gains took action with simple, cost-effective upgrades, they would collectively save over $134 million dollars each year. And reduce greenhouse gas pollution by over 380,000 metric tons every year — the same environmental impact as removing 80,000 cars off the road.
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