Placido Impollonia, C.E.M.

Anthony J. Fiore, M.P.H.

29-Sep-2017, 9:00-9:30AM

Session: Energy Master Planning/Energy Management Case Studies

Track C | Energy Manager's Summit

City of New York- One City Built to Last Update

Placido Impollonia, C.E.M.
Director- Capital Construction
City of New York-Department of Citywide Administrative Services/Energy Management

Anthony J. Fiore, M.P.H.
Chief Energy Management Officer, City of New York
Department of Citywide Administrative Services

New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)-Division of Energy Management oversees the implementation of the city’s municipal building and operational energy programming and strategies. This includes energy efficiency retrofits, improved operations and maintenance, clean distributed generation deployment and upgrades to the City’s vehicle fleet, streetlights and wastewater treatment infrastructure. DEM also manages the purchase of electricity, natural gas and steam for City-owned and operated facilities, processes utility bills and develops the City’s annual energy budgets for 80 agencies and more than 4,000 facilities.

In 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio released One City Built to Last, the Master Plan which pledged to:

  • Reduce building-based GHG emissions by 30% from 2005 levels by 2025, with the ultimate goal of reducing it 80% by 2050
  • Lead by example in City-owned buildings by retrofitting every facility with significant energy use tools and equipment
  • Install 250 MW of onsite renewable power on privately owned buildings and 100 MW of on-site renewable power on City-owned buildings by 2025

In alignment with these aggressive goals, DCAS- Energy has developed and implemented a series of innovative programs designed to reduce energy use, foster Energy Efficiency, encourage and build renewable energy resources and enhance Preventive Maintenance Programs, all of which significantly impact and reduce the amount of CO2 and other Greenhouse Gasses emitted into the atmosphere.

Highlights of these programs include:

  • Energy Efficiency Construction and Infrastructure upgrades resulting in hundreds of lighting, boiler, and chiller replacements being completed
  • Significantly improving the City’s electric Demand Response program resulting in over 170 facilities across 15 agencies committing to 49 MW of load shedding, with a net result of more than $6.5 million in annual net revenue
  • Enhanced Regulatory Policy resulting in the City’s Department of Buildings updating to a more stringent Energy Conservation Construction Code
  • A Solar Retrofit program that has resulted in 8.8MW of solar electric installed to date and an additional 15 MW presently in progress
  • Developing a one of a kind Utility Billing Tracking and Reporting system which not only tracks utility use in 4,600 buildings and over 10,000 utility accounts, but also provides feedback to agency users on progress and results of conservation efforts
  • An O & M training program which has allowed 2,754 city facilities’ engineers and maintenance staff to attend specialized classes learning “state of the art” techniques to improve building operations

These programs have realized a combined Energy Cost Savings of $93,508,940 and as estimated GHG reduction of 283,896 metric tons, with additional savings being accrued each year.


Track: C Energy Manager's Summit | Session: Energy Master Planning/Energy Management Case Studies


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