Resources Category

Tools & Guides

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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Reports

Retrofitting Affordability

Evaluating New York City's Multifamily Building Energy Data for Savings Opportunities
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Deep Retrofit Resources

The Rocky Mountain Institute's online resource center for building energy efficiency
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Handbook for Co-Ops & Condos

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Con Edison

A prominent New York City energy utility corporation
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Daylighting Handbook I

Fundamentals + Designing with the Sun, by Christoph Reinhart
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Energy Savings Potential Calculator

Estimating energy savings in Fannie Mae loan applicant buildings
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International Building Code

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Navigating BEEx Resources

Locate research, projects and information quickly
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NRDC Center for Market Innovation Multifamily Demonstration Pilot

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The NYCEEC efficienSEE™ Calculator

An Energy Savings Calculator for NYC Multifamily Buildings
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Press

BEEx in the news
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Open Call for Programs

A BEEx Collaboration Opportunity
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Building Retrofit Basics

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Lighting Controls

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New Lighting Regulations

Current NYC Lighting Laws and Codes
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Lighting Retrofits

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Lighting Controls

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Daylight Simulation Workshop

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Beacon of Light

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Integrated Daylight at the Bullitt Center

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Passivhaus: Lessons from Europe

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By the Light of Day: The impact of natural and electric light on human health

This is a past event.
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Façade Performance 101

A Performance.Network workshop
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Daylight Metrics: The What, How, and Why Should I Care

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What Gets Measured Gets Done: Beyond M&V

Check out the event presentation, videos, and photos
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Plug & Play: Managing Plug Loads

Check out event video and photos
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Glazing + Comfort: Presentation on New Research

Check out event video, photographs, and presentation
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Green Light: Lighting Codes & Regulations

A Building Energy Exchange training series
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Green Light: LED Lighting - Evaluation & Selection

A Building Energy Exchange training series
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Green Light: Advanced Controls - Types & Functions

A Building Energy Exchange training series
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Green Light: Lighting Retrofits - Strategies & Applications

A Building Energy Exchange training series
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Green Light: Lighting Codes & Regulations

A BEEx training series
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Green Light: LED Lighting - Evaluation & Selection

A BEEx training series
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Green Light: Advanced Controls - Types & Functions

A BEEx training series
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Green Light: Lighting Retrofits - Strategies & Applications

A BEEx training series
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Making Passive House the Tall Building Standard

A Building Energy Exchange forum
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Big Data, Small Data: Building Energy Data at Different Scales

A Building Energy Exchange forum
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Green Light: Lighting Codes & Regulations

A BEEx training series
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Green Light: LED Lighting - Evaluation & Selection

A BEEx training series
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Green Light: Lighting Retrofits - Strategies & Applications

A BEEx training series
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Green Light: Advanced Controls - Types & Functions

A BEEx training series
Blogs

NYC’s Data Revolution - Recap from BuildingEnergy

Blogs

Green Light Trainings: Who & Why?

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