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Want to comply with NJ’s Clean Energy Act?
And get the highest possible Energy Star rating?

July, 1 2024 is the NJ benchmarking deadline

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“We hired EZ Energy Services to perform our NYC benchmarking. We received a fine when our previous management company did not realize benchmarking was a requirement. EZ was both economical and fast. They realized time was of the essence in order for us to avoid a second fine”

– Toni Zee, White Beach Condominiums – Bronx, NY
ENERGY BENCHMARKING

How does it impact you?

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Energy benchmarking is a pretty new requirement, so there are lots of questions and misconceptions.
Here are some common ones:

What is New Jersey's Clean Energy Act?

Everyone wants to breathe clean air and drink clean water. But it’s a huge challenge to regulate harmful emissions, especially in cities. The EPA has identified benchmarking as a crucial first step in this effort. Benchmarking commercial buildings’ energy usage and water consumption will promote market-driven increases in energy efficiency. It also improves the public’s understanding of energy usage, so people can make well-informed decisions.
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Who needs to file a benchmarking report?

The short answer: Buildings over 25,000 SF that are classified as “commercial” (Class 4A) or “apartment” (Class 4C). Condos and co-ops need not file.

 

What not everyone knows: Exemptions can be granted based on certain variables. We can help you determine if you can be removed from the states’s Covered Buildings List.

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When is the benchmarking deadline?

Benchmarking data for New Jersey properties must be submitted by July 1st of each year.

Please note that the deadline for New York properties is May 1st.

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What happens if I don't comply?

This law is still very new and the state hasn’t yet released information about how they will enforce it. Likely, they won’t throw people in dungeons, but they will almost certainly issue violations.

 

You don’t need to wait for the axe to fall.

 

Start today and consider it done! >>>

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Benchmarking is just a matter of plugging in numbers, right?

Many building managers think so

They simply request and then submit the data from their utility providers. This is a per-building, aggregated tally that does not require any breakdown by individual tenants.

 

The problem with the DIY route is it can generate results you won’t like. Based on your filing, your building will receive posters with your energy efficiency rating score (A through D) that must be posted near the door of the building, in plain view. Tenants, potential buyers, and lenders will factor in your building’s Energy Grade when making decisions.

Better benchmarking counts other factors

There are a number of additional – but not commonly understood – variables that play a role in generating your score, and by submitting utility bills without noting these other factors, the building can earn a lower rating, sometimes even a “D” instead of an “A”.

 

In a rather obvious example, space allotted to a bakery would be allowed higher usage than space used for storage space. Different spaces need to meet different standards. A knowledgeable energy consultant will ask you the right questions to determine if your property’s usage, occupancy, or structure could make it qualify for a higher efficiency score.

What is considered a good Energy Grade?

The lower your building’s energy consumption, the higher the score. An Energy Star score of 75 or higher qualifies you to apply for Energy Star Certification, which is sure to increase the value of your asset.

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In the long run, we all benefit from the benchmarking requirement.

Our buildings become more efficient, operating costs are lower and

we get a cleaner, greener New Jersey.

Who we are
About EZ Energy
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EZ Energy Services is a full-service energy consultancy firm servicing the tri-state area. We take the guesswork out of energy efficiency compliance with simple, smart solutions that improve building performance, slash your operating expenses and create long-term value.

Get the highest possible grade from the get-go!

Some of the scores we've improved:

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115 Stanwix
115 Stanwix St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Old score
D - 48
New score
87 - A
762 Wythe Avenue
762 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Old score
C - 57
New score
91 - A
3346 Hull Avenue
3346 Hull Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
Old score
D - 48
New score
100 - A

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