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The Right Strategy Reduces Costs and Carbon Emissions

Are you looking for energy-saving building solutions to address rising costs and a growing trend towards decarbonization? With inflation and fuel prices rising steeply, energy conservation is top of mind for building owners and managers looking to reduce their operational expenditures. Many properties are also looking to reduce carbon emissions to avoid imminent penalties or take advantage of federal and local municipality incentives – including grants, on-bill financing, and no-interest loans to offset the costs of the upgrades.

Whether your property is in Houston, NYC or anywhere in the US, Vanguard Building Solutions has many recommendations for cutting energy use across your portfolio. These energy conservation measures will deliver an immediate return on your investment, whether it’s something as simple as upgrading HVAC filters to implementing  full-building electrification.

Take Advantage of Clean Energy Initiatives in Your Area

Throughout the United States, there has been a concerted effort toward decarbonization. Decarbonization aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to eventually create a net-zero environment.

Though there are a few reasons why decarbonization is a priority in the United States and around the world, creating greater resiliency and sustainability in the nation’s grid is the most immediate one. By using renewable energy and lowering reliance on fossil fuels, it’s easier for energy grids to adjust to changes in demand and avoid blackouts during major weather events.

To meet decarbonization goals, state and municipal governments have taken a carrot and stick approach–using a combination of rewards and punishments to increase compliance. On the one hand, carbon taxes are increasing with legislation like New York’s Law 97 punishing businesses for not reducing emissions. On the other hand, renewable energy incentives are available to companies ranging from hospitals in Trenton, NJ, to Miami Beach hotels.   

It’s hard to know how to take advantage of these incentives. Below we highlight some of the types of incentives available, as well as the ways a renewable energy company like Vanguard helps you redeem them.

Vanguard Business Solutions has over 80 years of combined experience deploying complex energy infrastructure for hospitality, commercial, and medical environments. Our solar power generation and storage systems help businesses adapt to the changing energy environment.

Modernizing Building Infrastructure for the Environmental Realities of the 21st Century

The passage of the long-overdue national infrastructure bill shone a light on the advanced age and desperate need to modernize the infrastructure in the United States. In addition to discussions of modernizing bridges, tunnels, subways, and ports, New York is aiming to decarbonize and combat the effects of climate change through a raft of programs and laws designed to drive energy efficiency. New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) of 2019 enacted sweeping legislation to set aggressive goals for reducing carbon emissions and slowing the impact of climate change. But what does that mean for your New York City multifamily building?

If your building dates from the 1960s and 1970s or earlier, you are dealing with the effects of aging, inefficient infrastructure. Building electrification for systems like HVAC and domestic hot water (DHW) is a highly incentivized way to improve the comfort of your tenants and help build a more sustainable energy future for your community. Learn more about building electrification options for modernizing your New York building below.