Who Me, a High Energy User? A Deep Dive into Tenant Energy Use in Multifamily Buildings

New York City has prioritized energy efficiency in buildings and owners are responsible for bringing down whole building energy use, but what about tenants? Is a majority of energy and water use their responsibility? What interventions can an owner take to reduce base building and tenant loads?
We analyzed 7 years’ worth of citywide benchmarking and audit data to determine how multifamily buildings use energy and water. Then we dug deeper into a smaller portfolio of buildings with submeters to analyze cooling, electricity use and other loads. The results show that giving tenants feedback on their use is the most effective intervention. Three experts, with extensive multifamily building construction and analysis experience, will discuss the types of strategies that reduce energy and water use in the tenant space and base building systems.
Using real-world data, we will quantify the typical tenant electricity and water consumption in common types of NYC multifamily buildings. Attendees will become familiar with technologies and strategies that will help reduce consumption. Attendees will be able to answer the question - how much of my building's energy use comes from common areas compared to apartments? Finally, attendees will get the latest update on energy efficiency and carbon cuts in multifamily buildings.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

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2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

BENYC-1812: AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0; GBCI O+M 1.0 hour

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