Consolidated Edison (ConEd) is a major utility providing electric, gas, and steam energy to New York City and parts of Westchester. Con Edison is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $41 billion in assets. As an influential force they have significant potential to drive change in the energy sector. ConEd is recognized for its forward thinking and commitment to carbon reduction. Their 2012 Sustainability Report announced that ConEd's units have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 43% since 2005.
As technology becomes more integrated into our daily lives, the demand for energy is growing. Meanwhile, available energy for consumption stays the same. The company encourages their customers to use less, not more, energy. The Con Edison Green Team provides support to ConEd customers to facilitate the needed transition to greater energy efficiency. Their programs include free energy surveys, free energy savings products, and rebates for lighting, lighting controls, and heating and cooling equipment. See more about the Green Team's activities on their video page.
Depending on the scale of the energy consumer, different energy efficiency opportunities are available. For residential consumers there are a multitude of rebates available for upgrading appliances, installing new heating or cooling systems, and remotely controlling central A/C with a free smart thermostat. A program for small businesses subsidizes efficiency upgrades to reduce electricity usage in targeted neighborhoods. Multifamily buildings can apply for a free energy survey and rebates for installing energy efficient electric and gas equipment in common areas. Commercial and industrial customers are also eligible for gas and electric rebate for installing high-efficiency HVAC and electric equipment.
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