Tools and guides turn information into action. Here you can find resources for building owners, managers, tenants, and other stakeholders on implementing energy efficient strategies. Each tool or guide focuses on specific property categories or targeted audiences to aid stakeholders through the process of retrofitting and design.
The tools available on this page provide helpful mechanisms to incentivize, facilitate, and evaluate feasibility for energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits. One example of an online tool available here is the NYCEEC's efficienSEE Calculator, which helps estimate realistic energy savings for retrofits in multifamily buildings. Another tool is ConEdison's GreenTeam program, which brings in specialists to conduct energy assessments and provide energy saving equipment in residential buildings across New York City.
The guides below supplement the tools and provide greater clarity about rules and regulations, retrofit opportunities, or calculated energy savings associated with particular retrofit measures. These include publications like the Handbook for Co-Ops & Condos, Retrofitting Affordability, and the Daylighting Handbook. Together, these tools and guides serve as invaluable resources for anyone looking to ease the process of learning how to reduce their building's energy consumption.
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