our services

Who uses our services?

  • Commercial Building Owners
  • Multifamily Building Owners
  • Industrial Building Owners
  • Co-op & Condo Boards
  • Property Managers

Call us to set up your initial consultation at 212-737-5720

Compliance with the new NYC Green Building & Energy Efficiency Laws

We meet with you (Owners, Board of Directors, Managing Agents, Property Managers) to understand your objectives and long-term goals. We will explain what must be done for your building to comply with the laws’ deadlines.

Project Management & Owner’s Representative Services

IGP advises you on the new PlaNYC green building laws and assist you during the planning and implementation phases of your energy efficiency retrofit project. We also manage a broad array of tasks, including the team’s work product, deliverables, budget, and schedule. We oversee the engineering design and construction contractor’s project team for:

  • gas conversions
  • heating distribution system retrofits
  • lighting upgrades
  • HVAC upgrades
  • battery storage
  • co-generation installations
  • solar PV and solar thermal installations, and
  • green roofs

 Accessing Financing Options

IGP professionals have over 30 years of corporate banking, equipment leasing, private placement, high yield public bond and corporate finance experience at major financial institutions, including Chase Bank (JP  Morgan Chase), CIBC, Swiss Bank (UBS) and Ernst & Young.

IGP will help you determine the most competitive financing terms available in today’s market. IGP assists you in obtaining:

We see the big picture and also pay close attention to the details by collaborating with your:

  • property manager
  • resident manager
  • facility manager and staff
  • legal, tax and accounting advisers

IGP professionals also headed the $590 million “Projects and Programs” of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation after 9/11. We have many years of “public/private partnership” collaboration experience with multiple New York City and New York State agencies and private for-profit and non-profit organizations.

IGP assists you in obtaining the tax credits and energy efficiency performance incentives offered by:

  • New York City
  • New York State
  • Federal Government

LL43/10 Fuel Conversions from No. 4 and No. 6 Oil to Natural Gas and No. 2 Oil

IGP manages your fuel conversion project from selecting the engineering design firm to construction completion, including all final inspections and approval by the NYC Dept. of Buildings, Con Edison and the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP). To control project costs and keep the project on schedule, IGP updates you with regular site visits and written weekly reports so there are no surprises. Problems are dealt with immediately.

IGP assists you with the feasibility and cost/benefit analysis of converting your heating plant from No. 4 or 6 oil to natural gas; or to No. 2 oil; or to dual fuel (natural gas and No. 2 oil) to reduce your carbon footprint. We work closely with Con Edison to access accurate information about the cost, if any, to connect to new gas service.

In 2011, approximately 10,000 boilers in New York City burned grades Number 4 and 6 oil, the dirtiest heating oil types available.  Approximately 5,200 of these buildings burned Number 6 oil. Following a New York State law passed in 2010 that reduces the sulfur content in Number 2 heating oil beginning in July 2012, the City passed Local Law 43/2010 which created a new low sulfur Number 4 heating oil. These laws combined effectively ban the use of No. 6 oil in New York City by July 1, 2015.

Is your building in one of Con Edison’s new 2016 Area Growth Zones? We can help you to convert your building to natural gas by the 2016 heating season, in accordance with Con Edison’s Timeline and Requirements for Participation in the Area Growth Zone. Here are Con Edison’s Oil to Gas Conversion FAQs.

Local Law 87/09 Energy Audit and Retro-commissioning

As a one-stop resource IGP assists you in complying with New York City’s new Green Building Laws and in planning and overseeing the LL87/09 ASHRAE Level II energy audit and retro-commissioning process. IGP works closely with your team to keep the audit and retro-commissioning processes moving forward, to help you inform tenants of the work-in-progress in a timely manner, and to cause the least amount of disruption among your tenants. There is a helpful guide by the Urban Green Council which you can download called the “Energy Audits & Retro-commissioning Local Law 87 of 2009 Compliance Checklist & User’s Guide”.

Local Law 88/09 Lighting Upgrades and Sub-metering Tenant Spaces

IGP assists you in the lighting upgrade and sub-metering of your building, if it is greater than 50,000 square feet, to comply  with the Local Law 88/09.

This law requires large non-residential buildings to upgrade lighting to meet current New York City Energy Conservation Code standards by January 1, 2025. Such lighting upgrades include the following elements: lighting controls (interior lighting controls), light reduction controls and automatic lighting shutoff), tandem wiring, exit signs, interior lighting power requirements and exterior lighting.

If master-metered for electricity, these large buildings must install sub-meters for each large non-residential tenant space of 10,000 gross square feet or more on one or more floors let or sublet to the same person, and provide monthly energy statements. If the tenant space is a a floor with multiple tenancies, each tenancy that is 10,000 gross square feet or less shall have:

(i) a separate sub-meter,

(ii) share a sub-meter with other tenant spaces on the floor, or

(iii) share a sub-meter covering the entire floor.

The owner must file both the Lighting Upgrade Report and the Sub-metering Report with the Department of Buildings by January 1, 2025. For more information please see plaNYC Green Buildings & Energy Efficiency: LL88.

Local Law 84/09 Benchmarking

IGP assists you in the benchmarking of your building, if it is greater than 50,000 square feet, to comply with the Local Law 84/09 Benchmarking deadline of May 1st each year. The NYC Benchmarking Law annual compliance process consist of several steps described on the City’s website under “Compliance Instructions”.

Selecting Your Energy Efficiency Team

IGP will help you select the most appropriate team of green building experts and NYSERDA 1 partners for your building’s project through a transparent competitive bid process:

 

Financial Advisory Projects

IGP’s analytic services include proforma analysis, evaluation of lease vs. buy alternatives, preparation of capital and operational budgets, cash flow and rate of return analysis, which you can use when approaching financial institutions.

 

[1] The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation established by the State Legislature in 1975 to address the State’s energy and environmental challenges. NYSERDA is primarily funded by state rate payers through the System Benefits Charge (SBC). Part of this funding went into the creation of New York Energy Smart SM which helps to maintain momentum for the State’s efforts to develop competitive markets for energy efficiency. The SBC was extended most recently until December 31, 2016.