NYSERDA Seminars to Highlight Value of Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Buildings

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is holding seminars on Thursday, May 8 in Manhattan to help address the critical, persistent issues that are impacting the performance of multifamily buildings.

Albany, N.Y.—From keeping rents affordable to complying with local laws that reflect aggressive sustainability goals, the challenges for multifamily building owners and developers are complex and continuous. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is holding seminars on Thursday, May 8 in Manhattan to help address the critical, persistent issues that are impacting the performance of multifamily buildings.

The free seminars will connect multifamily building owners, property managers, developers and board members of condominium and co-op associations with the resources they need to begin taking advantage of customizable energy-efficiency programs through NYSERDA’s Multifamily Energy Performance Portfolio. Seminar participants will receive an overview of the technical assistance and incentives that are available, and learn from panel presentations by Multifamily Performance Program Partners—experts who help owners implement energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives at existing buildings and new construction projects.
 
Properties that make energy-efficiency upgrades through the programs can generally realize significant cost savings—up to 20 percent or more—and offer residents units that are more comfortable, healthier and sustainable.
 
Two session options are available for building owners, managers, developers and condo / co-op board members to choose from at the following location and times:
  • Manhattan, May 8 at SUNY Global Center in the Global Classroom, 116 East 55th Street, N.Y.
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Attendees will learn how to:
  • Choose program options to meet the specific needs of their buildings and business priorities
  • Take advantage of cash-back incentives and affordable financing
  • Get expert help from authorized Partners for building upgrades, from start to finish
 
Register for these free seminars at nyserda.ny.gov/PowerEvents/2014.
 
The seminar series will also include an afternoon session for contractors, builders, HVAC specialists and non-profit advocacy organizations interested in growing their business by becoming a Multifamily Performance Program Partner. This session will also take place at the SUNY Global Center in the Global Classroom, from noon to 2:00 p.m. 
 
Attendees at this session will learn about NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program, its benefits to Partners, and the steps necessary to become one.
 
To learn more and to register for this session, go to nyserda.ny.gov/PowerEvents/Partners2014.