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Navigating energy incentives

Learn about New York’s most extensive electric-efficiency retrofit: One Court Square. This energy upgrade made the skyscraper more efficient, resilient and sustainable and qualified for additional energy-efficiency incentives from Con Edison. Schedule of sessions is as follows:

Hour 1: Navigating Energy Incentives

Speakers will address financial incentives and resources available for energy upgrades and answer questions to help designers, developers, building operators and managers understand how best to take advantage of new technologies and incentives.

Hour 2: Energy Upgrades at One Court Square

Continue the conversation with a deep dive into New York’s most extensive electric-efficiency retrofit. This upgrade reduced the building’s electric consumption by 20 percent and allowed the building owner to come out ahead financially in less than a year.

Published December 8, 2021

Thank you to Con Edison for sponsoring this event.


Robert Peras
Trade Ally Manager, Commercial & Industrial Program, Con Edison

Rob is a seasoned Energy Professional with 15+ years of experience in the private and public sectors. He has worked on all sides of the fence: consultant, client representative, owner/operator, and public utility. He is also a teacher of Energy Efficiency.

Travis Smith
Principal, Smith Engineering
Brian Cabezas
Senior Project Manager, Multifamily, NYSERDA
Andrew Kringas
Service Provider Manager, NYC Accelerator

Sustainability has grown to become a top priority for Andrew, in both his education and career. What started as an Environmental Studies minor as an undergrad at Fairfield University, has now evolved into a Master’s in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a focused career path with NYC Accelerator.

Peter Rosenthal
Director of Development, Savanna

Mr. Rosenthal is the Chief Development Officer at Savanna, where he oversees the design, construction, development, and sustainability of Savanna’s assets. Prior to joining Savanna, Mr. Rosenthal founded JDR Associates in 2005 after 20 years in the real estate industry. His project experience includes commercial high-rise construction, hotel construction, interior fit-outs, institutional, industrial, residential and public works projects.