Our Experienced Energy Consultants inspire Businesses

Let us organically incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability into your building while leveraging our contingency based business model.

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New York’s Premiere Energy Services Company for 18 years.

Our Clients strive to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings.  LC Associates helps our Clients create jobs, lower operating costs and make positive impacts on the environment.

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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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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 - offset the cost of Local Law 97 exposure.
  • 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%.
Energy Consulting Services

LC Associates is the trusted advisor to many Clients in New York City.  Customers rely on our many years of energy consulting experience.  LC Associates has navigated the byzantine waters of securing energy incentives from utilities or government entities. We have generated over $150M in cash incentives and rebates for our Clients. 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
Local Law 97 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.

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Local Law 97 Rebates and Incentives

Local Law 97 Rebates and Incentives can take the bite out of LL97 ComplianceWe have secured over $150M in cash incentives to offset HVAC and other typs of projects costs.  We have helped many Customers secure Local Law 97 Rebates and Incentives to offset the costs of Local Law 97 Compliance. By leveraging our extensive knowledge and experience, we have successfully assisted numerous customers in obtaining the financial support necessary to meet Local Law 97 compliance requirements. This support not only helps our clients achieve regulatory compliance but also promotes energy-efficient practices that contribute to long-term sustainability goals. Our commitment to securing these incentives demonstrates our dedication to reducing the financial burden on our customers while fostering a greener and more energy-efficient future.  Visit us on LinkedIn

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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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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 verification and project management assistance.

Energy Procurement

Fixed-price electric and gas contracts tend to favor energy suppliers, often at the expense of end-users. Suppliers typically embed volatility into their long-term pricing proposals to safeguard themselves against any potential price fluctuations. For medium to large users, saying goodbye to fixed-price contracts can unlock greater profitability from suppliers and bolster your building's net operating income (NOI). Utilizing cutting-edge technology, we've invested in analyzing your building's usage patterns and market conditions to strategically procure blocks of power at optimal market rates. Over the past five years, our clients have benefited significantly, saving an average of 12% compared to traditional fixed pricing systems, thanks to our innovative block/index pricing models.

ConEd Clean Heat Program

Seeking to electrify your building in alignment with Local Law 97 mandates? Your search ends here with Cutone & Company, the unparalleled leader in obtaining cash incentives to mitigate your expenses. With a proven track record of securing millions of dollars for our clients, we specialize in offsetting the costs associated with transitioning from traditional fossil fuel heating to electric alternatives.

Success 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.

Willets Point Asphalt

Willets Point has removed about 1,500 of these CO2 balloons from our atmostphere annually for the next 20 years.

“Willets Point Asphalt produces asphalt with 40% fewer carbon emissions. This project showcases our contribution to reducing green house gases” Ken Tully, Willets Point Asphalt
Willets Point Asphalt (WPA) manufacturers asphalt for public and private roadways. Firstly, WPA is a long time customer of ours. We approached WPA to offer assistance in lowering energy costs. WPA was interested in contributing to NYC’s carbon challenge. This asphalt plant was 15 years young with about 10 years of useful life left. Consequently, since most of our Customers are commercial office buildings, working at an asphalt plant was both exotic and challenging to us.
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.
ABC Carpet Building
Clean Heat PUmps

ABC Carpet Building
Oil to Electric Heat Pump Conversion

The ABC Carpet & Home building, located at 888 Broadway in New York City, is a historic landmark. The building dates back to the late 19th century. Samuel Weinrib originally built it in 1881, and started a carpet cleaning business. Over the decades, it evolved into a high-end home furnishings retailer. ABC Carpet is known for its eclectic and luxurious collections. The building itself, an example of cast-iron architecture, features intricate facades and grand interiors. It has become a beloved destination for New Yorkers and tourists alike. The ABC Carpet building symbolizes both the city's rich commercial history and its flair for design.

The energy efficiency project at 880 Broadway earned accolades for its transformative impact on sustainability. The property manager, honored with the BOMA NY Manager of the Year award 2023, collaborated with Cutone & Company Consultants to drive change. Their focus? Electrification.

By replacing an aging oil-fired steam boiler with clean energy heat pumps, significant strides were made in reducing carbon emissions and enhancing energy efficiency. Through a robust tenant engagement program, flagship restaurant Jean-Georges identified opportunities for clean energy efficiency improvements. With support from the property manager and consultants, Jean-Georges embarked on a tailored energy efficiency program, setting a new standard for sustainable practices in the real estate industry.

LC Associates is uniquely positioned to secure cash incentives for almost any industry in New York City.  All it takes is a phone call or an email and we will survey your building and assist in filing your application for funding with no up front cost to you.

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 a positive impact on the environment.

CLIENTS WE HAVE WORKED WITH IN THE PAST

The Hilton Hotels

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

Cohen Brothers

The Sheraton Hotels

Blackrock Capital

Bayrock Capital

Yeshiva University

RFR Real Estate

The Durst Organization

The Sapir Organization

Oxford Properties

Tishman Speyer

Columbia Property Trust

Cannon Hill Capital Advisors

St. Josephs Hospital, Bronx

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

Trinity Real Estate

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

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LC Associates is seeking entrepreneurs!
We are looking for highly motivated and organized professionals to join our growing team.
Currently we are seeking to fill the following open position:

Field Service Technician
If you are passionate about energy efficiency, creating green jobs and leaving a positive impact on the environment, then we would like to speak with you about joining our Team!

  • Energy Engineers – Survey HVAC and other equipment.  Take photos, measurements and nameplate data
  • Energy Managers – Customer facing role to train and support onsite personnel in the art of energy management.

If interested, visit our job listings by clicking here.

We offer health insurance, HSA’s, 401K, paid time off and other benefits for our employees.

LC Associates values our employee’s individual and collective contributions.  If you are interested in working for a vibrant organization who’s mission is to create Green Jobs, generate a positive impact on our environment and save companies money, please upload your resume and reach out to us!

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