New York State Energy Research and Development Authority recognized six engineering firms, including Buffalo-based C.J. Brown Energy P.C., for achieving double or triple the required energy savings on projects completed through the Multifamily Performance Program.
Partners in the MPP are energy specialists focused on maximizing energy efficiency to lower energy costs. Energy savings in the multifamily sector complements Governor Andrew Cuomo's Build Smart NY program, an initiative to improve energy efficiency in state buildings to reduce costs and environmental emissions.
The target for Build Smart NY is a 20 percent reduction in state energy use intensity over seven years, compared to a 2010-2011 baseline.
C.J. Brown Energy received two awards, including one for achieving 45 percent energy savings at 2730 Main Street in Buffalo. The other was for energy savings achieved at Delaware Tower Condominiums. Five engineering firms in New York City and White Plains received the other Multifamily Performance Program awards.