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NYCHA Wins Energy Management Award for Innovation at Castle Hill Houses - 2010

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is the recipient of the "Energy Project of the Year" award for a number of heating and lighting upgrades to Castle Hill Houses – a complex of 14 residential buildings and more than 2,000 apartments in the Bronx. The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) selected NYCHA's energy management project among others in a regional judging that included several states. »Full Story

NY1 Exclusive: NYCHA Begins Monitoring Energy Consumption - May 2010

Residents of city Housing Authority apartments who love taking long hot showers, leaving the lights on, or perhaps keeping the radio and TV going all night, had better watch out. NYCHA now has a way to monitor how much energy its residents are using.

"If the way we use energy in our developments doesn't change, eventually NYCHA will have the change the way we calculate energy usage," said Margarita Lopez, environmental coordinator for NYCHA. "People will be in a situation where they will have to pay." »Full Story

Behavior Modification - July/August 2008

Submetering at Georgetown Mews: reducing energy, changing behavior - A surefire way of changing energy-use behavior among your building’s residents? Make them pay for it. Read how Georgetown Mews, a 37-building, 930-unit co-op made the transition to submetering. »Full Story

New York City Excellence in Technology Awards Program (ETAP) 2006

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low- and moderate-income residents throughout the five boroughs. NYCHA is the largest public housing authority in North America. Its Conventional Public Housing Program has 181,581 apartments in 2,694 residential buildings comprising 345 developments throughout the City in. NYCHA's Public Housing represents 8.6% of the City's rental apartments and is home to 5.2% of the City's population. The Computerized Heating Automated System (CHAS) application is a management tool that facilitates remote monitoring and management of NYCHA's 178 major central heating plants. Under CHAS, automated boiler and building heating zone valve control panels from multiple leading industry manufactures are accessible through a common, custom, web-based software tool.CHAS is part of a larger NYCHA automated building control strategy that ALSO includes The Housing Authority Remote Monitoring System (HARMS) application- a management tool that facilitates remote monitoring and management of the operastional status NYCHA's 3,318 elevators(which is hereby cross-referenced as a DUAL ETAP submission in this catagory, given that it leverages NYCHA's investment in tha same IT Infrastructure and network backbone, including the wireless components) as well as other major equipment crucial to continuous improvement of resident service and property management.»Full Story

Energy markets reward smart business owners by Christopher R. Anderson
May 31, 2004 - With the passage of the Massachusetts Electric Industry Restructuring Act in 1997, the commonwealth began reshaping its once highly regulated electric industry. The result is competition for your energy business from a range of energy services firms and competitive power suppliers.»Full Story

Council connects to wireless energy usage monitoring by Jay Rizoll
Feb 24, 2003 - There's certainly no disputing the value — or the cost — of electric power to modern living and the economy. And information about the energy we use has a value all its own.

That value lies in cost savings and energy conservation, and the Massachusetts High Technology Council has set its sights on bringing those benefits home to Bay State businesses via the Mass Energy Alliance (MEA), a partnership of the MHTC and New York-based Intech 21 Inc. »Full Story

Energy Data Boosts High-Tech Firms Value by Jim Walker
Dec 10, 2002 - The Massachusetts High Technology Council and Constellation NewEnergy are installing wireless energy monitoring devices at high tech facilities -- using information to get more value for energy customers. Utility distribution companies are missing the opportunity to turn information into new value-added services. »Full Story

State council forges technology alliance
June 6, 2002 - The Massachusetts High Technology Council said it has formed a business alliance with Intech 21 of New York to offer companies advanced energy control systems, such as wireless and Web-based systems to monitor and manage energy consumption in offices, factories, and apartment buildings. The council said the newly formed Mass. Energy Alliance has a ''letter of intent'' with Boston-based AES NewEnergy to install 50 of the systems for commercial customers in Massachusetts, including five at EMC Corp. plants in Hopkinton and Westborough. The systems can link heating and cooling equipment by radio to Net-connected servers to automate energy conservation and consumption monitoring. (Peter J. Howe)

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