FirstService Energy: Efficiency Solutions For Your Property

Our FirstService Energy subsidiary helps our clients significantly enhance their building’s energy efficiency by recommending strategies to reduce energy consumption, costs and emissions. Our energy experts consider all practical Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) to tailor the best solution for your property.

Incentive Funding

FirstService Energy secures over $3 million in incentive funding for our managed properties each year for energy efficiency projects ranging from co-generation (CHP) and lighting retrofits to control systems and chiller upgrades. The volume of projects we oversee means our energy experts are well versed in every program that can provide incentive funding to our clients.

Reduced Energy Costs

FirstService Residential properties are currently saving up to 13 percent on electricity and natural gas costs compared to rates charged by local utilities—through the FirstService Energy Aggregation Purchasing Program, which leverages the combined energy use of hundreds properties to negotiate lower-than-standard rates.

Energy Benchmarking

Each year our energy efficiency experts perform a detailed benchmark analysis of your property’s energy performance. The results are presented to you in a customized Energy Report Card that includes an annual potential savings model. Your Report Card arms you with measured data and practical recommendations to help your board make informed decisions when considering efficiency strategies.
FirstService Energy helps our clients achieve additional savings through:
  • Advanced control system monitoring
  • Energy audits and inspections
  • Utility bill audits
  • Preventive maintenance programs
  • Staff training on maximizing building system performance

Local Law Compliance

Our team will help your building comply with NYC Local Law 84 (benchmarking energy and water use) and Local Law 87 (energy audit and retro-commissioning).

Retrofit Analysis, Execution and Financing

For buildings with efficiency opportunities that lack upfront capital, we offer several methods to obtain financing through vendors, banks, and other capital providers where the energy savings are greater than the total project cost, thereby enabling cash flow positive projects to be undertaken by our clients.
FirstService Energy has helped our clients save more than $25 million in energy costs while reducing the carbon footprint of our New York portfolio by more than 15 percent since 2010.
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FirstService Energy is a NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Partner, a member of the NYC Mayor’s Carbon Challenge, and a participant in the US Department of Energy and HUD’s Better Buildings Challenge.

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