Managing energy use and costs is one of the many challenges of operating a commercial or industrial property. In New York City, office buildings consume almost 80 percent of all the city’s energy. The cost of this energy averages $2.50 per square foot, almost a dollar more than the national average according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. On June 1, owners and managers of commercial and industrial properties in New York City and Westchester County can learn how to capitalize on their energy-saving potential at Con Edison’s first Energy Efficiency Summit 2011: Racing Toward High Performance Buildings. The one-day summit, which takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton New York, will feature business strategies, new technologies and valuable rebates and incentives available to Con Edison’s commercial and industrial (C&I) customers who want to lower their energy use and costs through the installation of energy-efficient gas and electric equipment. “Con Edison is committed to providing our customers with the resources they need to lower their energy usage. We encourage our customers to attend this summit and learn how to take advantage of the expertise, services and financial incentives available to them,” said David Pospisil, Con Edison C&I Program Manager. Con Edison’s C&I Energy Efficiency Program offers cash back through its Equipment Rebate Program for the installation of energy efficient:
lighting, lighting fixtures and lighting controls
heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment
furnace, boilers and other gas equipment
variable frequency drives
LED exit signs and display case lighting
For more complex energy efficiency projects, C&I customers can enroll in Con Edison’s Custom Program for chiller and/or refrigeration system upgrades, compressed air system improvements, industrial process improvements, advanced technology lighting upgrades and more. Con Edison is also offering an incentive of up to 50 percent toward the cost of an energy efficiency study to evaluate gas and electric use, and recommend ways to save, in C&I customer facilities. Visit http://conedci.cvent.com to register for the Con Edison Energy Efficiency Summit. For more information about the summit and Con Edison’s C&I Program, email email@example.com or call 1-877-797-6347. Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $36 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison’s Web site at www.conEd.com.