Seminar in NYC, Property SustainabilityFirstService Residential and FirstService Energy teamed up with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the NYC Retrofit Accelerator Program to offer a training seminar for property managers and building operators covering one-pipe and two-pipe steam heat distribution systems. The June seminars attracted more than 130 property attendees.
“This seminar is the latest initiative in our ongoing commitment to improving the efficiency of multifamily properties throughout New York City,” said Dan Wurtzel, president, FirstService Residential. “To provide as many building operators as possible the opportunity to learn how to improve the efficiency of the steam heat systems at their properties, we extended an invitation to members of all the major superintendent and resident manager organizations in the city.” 
Representatives from the Mayor’s Office and NYC Retrofit Accelerator Program were available in the FirstService Residential Learning Center following each session to answer building specific questions regarding steam. 
The seminar covered:
Distribution Basics and Maintenance Best Practices 
Retro-Commissioning: Identifying common problems and implementing operational improvements 
Energy Conservation Measures: Most common and feasible measures to optimize efficiency, reduce energy consumption and save money
Local Law 87: What to expect when completing the steam portion of your LL87 study
Energy Retrofit Treasure Hunt: A summer competition to find the largest energy opportunity in the FirstService Residential portfolio.
The NYC Retrofit Accelerator is a one-stop resource provided by the city to help multifamily buildings reduce operating costs and increase the sustainability of their properties through energy and water upgrades.
For more information, contact Kelly Dougherty, Director of Energy Management, FirstService Energy, at (212) 324-9036 or [email protected].
Photo Caption:
Luke Surowiec, LEED AP, from the NYC Retrofit Accelerator team, explains the free advisory services available to building owners to reduce their operating costs, increase the value of their assets, and improve occupant comfort.
Friday August 19, 2016