- $350,000 in cash incentives
- $350,000 in annual cost savings
- 1.75M kWh annual energy savings
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.DISCOVER MORE
LC Associates has filed for over $150M cash incentives spanning our 18 year history for Clients implementing energy conservation projects. Utility companies in your area may be required to invest into energy conservation projects in order to avoid having to build or deploy pollution causing energy plants. The investment in the form of cash incentives or rebates offsets the incremental cost of installing energy efficient equipment and building automation systems resulting in reduced operating costs.
Typical projects fall into these categories
|VFD's||Building Management Systems||Chillers|
Our unique business model allows us to partner with our Clients in identifying and developing energy conservation projects which reduce operating costs, create jobs and result in a positive impact on the environment.READ MORE
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!
Many of our Clients rely on LC Associates' many years of energy consulting experience in navigating the byzantine waters of securing energy incentives from utilities or government entities. In addition to securing incentives LC Associates provides engineering support services such as owners representation for energy efficiency projects. Our firm has experience in these types of energy studies:
|Local Law 87||Multifamily Energy Studies||Commercial Tenant Program|
|Local Law 84||Enterprise Master Plans||Peer Reviews|
|Curtailment Plans||Energy Feasibility Studies||Flex-Tech Studies|
Most of these energy consulting studies can be offset with cash incentives from either NYSERDA or ConEdison or your local utility company. NYSERDA is currently offering a 100% free study for commercial tenants!READ MORE
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. You can enroll in an online auction by clicking here.
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.
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.
NO Pre-inspections! No Forms to Fill out! Get 40% off of online prices for screw-in bulbs and TLEDS.READ MORE
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!Click here to download an RTEM Brochure
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.
These are kW demand focused programs that pay big bonuses for energy projects that permanently reduce kW demand. Building Automation Systems, fuel switching and chiller replacements are typical projects that qualify.READ MORE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Trinity Real Estate
Brooklyn Academy of Music
The Juilliard School
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
Kings College Hospital
Long Island Community Hospital
Cardozo Law School
New York Design Center
The United Nations
The Trane Corporation
The Salvation Army
The Hilton Hotels
The Sheraton Hotels
RFR Real Estate
The Durst Organization
The Sapir Organization
LC Associates is an entrepreneurial company, looking for highly motivated and organized professionals to join our growing team. Currently we are seeking to fill the following open positions:
Client Relationship Engineers • Energy Engineers • Software Engineers • Business Developers
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