CHN is constantly thinking of ways to streamline, save money and sustain your building operations. Here are a few topics we are mulling over.
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Buildings that complete an oil-to-gas conversion significantly reduce operating costs and burn cleaner fuel – better for the budget and the environment. Building coalitions that approach Con Ed for mass conversion projects can expect fee waivers in getting gas service.
Co-Generation (CHP) systems provide thousands annually in electricity and fuel savings. CHP systems provide critical standby power during outages for elevators, common area lighting, and water pumps. Buildings with 75 – 149 units qualify at 40 kilowatts and larger than 150 units qualify for a 100 kilowatt system, with incentive rebates at $135, 000.
Community Solar Projects are credit savings programs (not an ESCO program) and are available to individual buildings with no upfront cost, annual fees or termination penalties. EL1 or EL2 rate classed buildings stand to save 7-10% monthly and can participate on first come first serve basis.
Leasing courtyard space secures long term income! Installing a fuel cell in unutilized outdoor space produces chemically generated electricity without combustion, as hydrogen and oxygen converts to water. Fuel cells tie directly into Con Ed, take power off premise, however residual heat generation can be used on site to reduce property heating costs. A minimum of 500sqft, $20,000 per year savings for properties with natural gas and proper clearance for indoor exhaust requirements (standard generator codes apply).