Technology selection, systems integration and optimization right-sizes utility efficiency and reduces operating expenses.
Building Integrated Wind Involves the installation of wind turbines on the roofs or parapets of buildings in order to generate electricity. These turbines can be rated to produce as much as 1 kilowatt of power under ideal conditions. (Note: Field monitoring of their performance in a NYC building indicated that this is not a particularly promising or cost effective solution.)
Energy storage for solar electric makes it much more cost effective by reducing intermittent use, stabilizing production and using solar at night.
In geothermal heating, a heat pump takes relative warmth/cool from the earth, pre-heats or pre-cools the building to 55 degrees, reducing consumption of grid-produced power.
For commercial buildings and apartments, even elevators can make their own energy depending on the number of floors serviced and type or elevator.
Water Efficient Technologies refer to a suite of products that minimize water fixture use at various points of use while not adversely impacting performance. These include: Low flow aerators that can be retrofitted into toilet and sinks, low flow shower heads, and low flow toilets. Each of these technologies can deliver high quality and cost-effective performance.
Aerogel is a solid, but it is incredibly lightweight. Yet, at the same time, it is a remarkably effective and useful insulator. In fact, it is made of 90% air.
While CFLs are certainly efficient, we like LED lighting better. They do not emit heat and if broken, LEDs do not release mercury into the environment.
Energy Efficient Heating refers to the process of efficiently generating and distributing space heating throughout a building. Properly optimized and technology-enabled distribution systems deliver heat evenly to all apartments and provide real-time feedback on apartment temperatures to central boiler controls.