Unfortunately, you are correct - property owners in NY are conditioned to wait for a "sale" (incentives). Even with a near-regular stream of submetering incentives offered by NYSERDA or Con Ed over the past 20 years, many…"
"I had discussed that very concept with the NYCHA Energy Director many years ago because he could not envision ever being able to bill subsidized tenants separately for electricity. He was also interested in identifying energy hogs, including…"
"If you meter the tenants, reduce the rent by the electric budget and transfer the responsibility to pay to the tenants based on their actual use, then they have incentive to save because their savings go into their pockets. They can…"
"Your example reminds me of a tactic we have used when explaining submetering to tenants during our Con Edison and NYSERDA projects to promote their submetering incentives: Imagine a bank of phones in the hallways of buildings where anyone…"
"Thanks for the reply. I have been directly involved in many NYSERDA and other studies to evaluate submetering since 1990 (I am not a vendor) and the savings in New York buildings has definitely held up to the 18-26% (or more) level. You…"
"An often overlooked aspect of multifamily energy is master metering. Many buildings built in the 1940's-1960's in New York City were built with only one utility meter per building without apartment metering. The waste of energy…"
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