Seasoned Energy Consultants

Our Team has filed over $150M in cash incentives for our Clients.

Our Experienced Energy Consultants inspire Businesses

Organically incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability into your buildings while leveraging our contingency based business model.

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Green Lobbies – Our Specialty

Learn how LC Associates can help you get funding for an energy efficient lobby. Showcase your building's commitment to sustainability.

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We have been providing a full 360 degree energy consulting service for over 18 years

Our Clients strive to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and in doing so create jobs, lower operating costs and make positive impacts on the environment.

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Our Mission is to empower our clients to become stewards of the environment and save money doing it!
We have filed for over $150M in cash incentives for our Clients equating to over $500M annually in cost savings.
  • NYSERDA’s highly coveted “Most Outstanding ESCo” award
  • Energy New York Award Honoree
 
We partner with our Clients to ensure successful outcomes which is underscored by a repeat client base of over 98%.
Demand Response Programs

LC Associates is a registered NYISO Curtailment Service Provider or (CSP). LC Associates is the only CSP that is able to bundle energy efficiency and demand response into a single package that will maximize cash incentives from utility companies such as ConEdison.

Our Clients leverage our 30 years of experience in developing Automated Demand Response (ADR) solutions using existing infrastructure without adversely affecting occupants.  By using LC Associates as your Energy Consultant, Building Owners can be sure to maximize their cash incentive in addition to their residual payments.

How Does Demand Response Work?

Building Owners participate in ADR programs by pledging to curtail kW demand during pre-planned intervals.  The NYISO for example will ask Building Owners to curtail between the hours of 2 pm and 4 pm on a Tuesday and notice is typically given 21 hours prior to the event date and time.  During the curtailment interval, Building Owners will implement their automated demand response protocol.  Building Owners get paid even if they are not called to curtail!

Why participate?  By participating in a Demand Response program, your building contributes to reducing stress on the electric grid and mitigating brown or blackouts and keeps downward pressure on electric prices. And you get paid for your participation

Why use LC Associates?  The NYISO for example pays approximately $90/kW for participating in their Demand Response program while ConEdison will pay in upwards of $1,200/kW to offset the project cost of implementing an ADR project for particpating in the NYISO program!

Energy Procurement using Online Reverse Auctions

Setting up an energy procurement strategy using an online reverse auction with LC Associates is the least expensive way to lower your electric bills. The Energy Supply businesses is extremely competitive. There are so many factors and hidden fees and line-items that are typically not reported during a manual paper auction. Buyers that go at it alone with a paper auction with or without a broker, may think they have gotten the lowest rate however when they get their bill, they find out they are getting the worst possible terms and may be exposed financially. LC Associates removes any ambiguities by setting up an RFP process customized to our Client's needs and then inviting qualified suppliers to bid for the energy procurement contract through an online transparent reverse auction. An Energy Procurement strategy using LC Associates' reverse online auction platform brings up to 75 qualified energy suppliers to an online hyper-competitive bidding arena. The energy suppliers compete for your business resulting in razor thin margins for them and significant energy savings for you. Energy Procurement strategies using our Reverse Energy Auctions have been saving 7-8% over the lowest current market rates.

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Why use LC Associates? Unlike traditional energy brokers, after your auction is completed and your energy savings are locked in, LC Associates is still there as a resource to identify ways to further reduce operating costs through energy efficiency and demand response measures.

Cash Incentives from Multiple Sources

LC ASSOCIATES has the reputation of accessing multiple sources of funding for projects. As a strategic asset to your team, we can be counted on to lower costs and simultaneously raise funds for your operations.

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Real Time Energy Management

NYSERDA offers substantial cash incentives up to $75,000 to offset the cost of a Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) System.

LC Associates has developed an RTEM system based upon the Qlik platform that allows customers the most up to date business analytical tools to monitor equipment level energy consumption such as chiller plants and other hvac systems.

Our RTEM system also has a tenant sub-metering module!

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Demand Response

LC Associates is a NYISO Demand Response Curtailment Service Provider (CSP). Our unique position as experienced energy consultants and a registered CSP allows us to maximize cash incentives for Demand Response projects.

Energy Consulting

NYSERDA pays between 50% to 100% of energy studies depending on which program you qualify for.  LC Associate incorporates new and cutting edge technologies wherever we can such as PoE Lighting and Fan Wall analsysis that exposes your engineering staff to the latest energy efficiency trends in the market place.  Our Company can provide investment grade studies for energy efficienty project of any size.

NYSERDA Multifamily Program

The NYSERDA Multifamily program provides funding to offset costs for energy conservation measures at affordable multifamily dwellings. ConEdison also has a multifamily program that will cater to market-rate facilities.

LC Associates has secured millions of dollars for multifamily housing facilities to offset the costs of new boilers, lighting upgrades, and hvac water conservation measures.

Click here to download a multifamily brochure.

Commercial C&I Programs

Commericial C&I Programs are typically energy based incentives.  LC Associates provides all services necessary to secure cash incentives under these programs including baseline development, ROI projections, cost estimating, measurement and verificatio and project management assistance.

Energy Procurement

An Energy Procurement strategy using our unique open reverse auction process drives down supplier prices so you can gain and save an average of 7-8% over traditional energy purchasing strategies.

Our online platform allows us to integrate directly into ISO databases so that we can identify buying opportunities for our Clients prior to engaging any suppliers. Once a buying opportunity is identified through our analytics platform, we are able to setup an online auction so that suppliers compete for your business at your most opportune buying opportunity.

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Sucess Stories

Over the past 18 years, LC Associates has been very successful in helping New York City go green. Some of the city’s largest and most iconic institutions have been able to save thousands on utility bills. Discover how we were able to help our clients achieves these successes in the short stories below.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
LED lighting upgrade in classrooms. LC Associates and Green Apple Lighting USA furnished and installed T8 LED tubes a this facility under the ARRA program and got 80% of the project paid for!
  • $350,000 in cash incentives
  • $350,000 in annual cost savings
  • 1.75M kWh annual energy savings
Carbon footprint reduction of 790 tons/year of CO2
Fordham University Law School
LED Lighting Upgrades.  Automated Demand Response.  Dormitory PTAC Units and more! Fordham approached ConEdison and Nyserda to seek cash incentives to offset their project costs for a new law school building.  LCA was engaged and overturned every stone to maximise Fordham's energy effciency incentives.  LCA was able to identify additional measures that if implemented would qualify Fordham to receive cash incentive bonuses under the pilot Demand Management Program. Highlights included the implementation of a pollution mitigation system that allows Fordham to dispatch a diesel generator to participate in a demand response program.  LCA also increased the cash incentive for a PTAC replacement on one of the dormitory floors by 500% by including an ADR system.

Benefits:

  • $700,000 in cash incentives
  • $700,000 in annual cost savings
  • 1.75M kWh annual energy savings
Carbon footprint reduction of 1300 tons/year of CO2
New York Design Center
This was a great LED Lighting project!  This forward thinking landlord updgraded all of his tenant spaces in addition to common areas with energy efficient LED Lighting saving over 300 kW annually!  LCA and Green Apple Energy furnished and installed community selected LED replacement fixtures and retrofit kits.

Benefits:

  • $249,277.88 in cash incentives
  • $283,498 in annual cost savings
  • 1,417.487 kWh annual energy savings
  • 1.27 years payback
Building Automation and HVAC Upgrades!  After realing the success of their lighting project, this building owner upgraded all of their HVAC units that were at or near the end of their useful lives to energy efficient VRV systems.  About 140 VFV systems were integrated into a building wide Energy Management system that implemented a demand limited and demand response protocol.  LCA developed a custom demand limiting and demand response protocol that was implemented by the building automation contractor.

Benefits:

  • 800 kW Demand Response and
  • 80 kW Permanent Demand Reduction!
  • ~$600,000 in cash incentives.
     
Trump Soho Hotel
Before the Trump Soho hotel was built their developers engaged LC Associates to identify any opportunities to offset project costs and identify energy efficiency opportunities. 

LCA identified two emergency generators that were possible candidates for an Automated Demand Response (ADR) application.  The two generators were upgraded to exceed EPA standards for environmental impact and fitted out to a building automation system and participated in a demand response program.  The ADR controls enable the generators to take power off the grid in times of stress and avoid the necessity of importing less environmentally friendly power from remote power plants.

Benefits:

  • 400 kW of demand Response
  • ~$80,000 cash incentive
New York Methodist Hospital

This Client was one of our first projects where we maxed out an incentive for a steam retention program at $500,000.   NYSERDA at the time (circa 2007) was so impressed that the reigning President of NYSERDA awarded LC Associates with the "Most Outstanding ESCo" award.

This project entailed the installation of two 400 ton steam absorber chillers in order to avoid the installation of two electric 400 ton machines.  The project allowed around 400 kW of electric demand to be removed from the electric grid permanently.
650 Fifth Avenue

One of the first Power over Ethernet Lighting projects we have helped secure incentives for in New York City. This project entailed the installation of a "digital ceiling" that included LED Light fixtures, sensors and actuators driven by a CISCO PoE switch. The customer wound up saving a significant amount of installation cost since conduit, armored cabling and electrical enclosures were displaced by lower cost cat5 ethernet cabling and a network PoE Switch.

Benefits:
  • $12,000 cash incentive
  • 35% installation cost savings
Proudly Serving Clients since 2002

In 2007 NYSERDA’s President awarded LC Associates the “Most Outstanding ESCo Award”. Since then we have grown into a 20 person Energy Consulting firm. We are truly committed to making our clients successful while making positive impact on the environment.

CLIENTS WE HAVE WORKED WITH IN THE PAST

Trinity Real Estate

Brooklyn Academy of Music

The Juilliard School

Fordham University

Roosevelt Hospital

Saint Lukes Hospital

The Ford Foundation

Cultural Arts Centre

New York Academy of Medicine

Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York Methodist Hospital

Beth Israel Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

St. Josephs Hospital, Bronx

The Church of Rockville Center

St. Domenic’s Preparatory School

St. Mary’s Preparatory School

Iona College

Iona Prep

Mercy College

Kings College Hospital

Long Island Community Hospital

Cardozo Law School

New York Design Center

The United Nations

Cohen Brothers

Related Management

Bettina Equities

Normandy Properties

Stellar Management

McSam Hotels

Carrier Corporation

Johnson Controls

The Trane Corporation

JFK Hotel

Coop City

Boy Scouts

The Salvation Army

The Hilton Hotels

The Sheraton Hotels

Blackrock Capital

Bayrock Capital

Yeshiva University

RFR Real Estate

The Durst Organization

The Sapir Organization

Oxford Properties

Tishman Speyer

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