Park City Estates - Case Study

Platinum Energy Group has begun implementation of a submetering system for Park City Estates, a multifamily property in Rego Park, NY managed by Cooper Square Realty.

Once completed, each apartment in the 1,049-unit complex will be assigned an individual meter to monitor its energy usage. Park City Estates previously monitored its energy usage through a common meter for all units with residents paying a predetermined amount for their electricity each month.

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179 Henry Street - Case Study

Platinum Energy Group has been recognized by Home Energy Magazine for its role in the successful hydronic heat conversion at 179 Henry St. in Manhattan.

In the most recent issue of Home Energy Magazine, Dan Rieber, weatherization director for the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC), describes the process of converting the multifamily building’s existing heat to a decidedly more energy-efficient system.

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Case Study: Converting Two-Pipe Steam To Hydronic Heating

New York City is filled with multi-family apartment buildings built before World War II; we often refer to them as prewar buildings. Of course, many wars have been waged since 1945, so I won’t use “prewar” as a description. A common trait of these buildings, however, is that they are heated with steam boilers.

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Zone Green Amendment

Members of the New York City Council have unanimously approved the Zone Green Amendment, a package of zoning changes designed to encourage new green construction and make it easier for property owners to undertake energy efficiency upgrades.

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NYARM Real Estate Expo, Sept. 12

Platinum Energy Group will be among the featured exhibitors at this year’s NYARM Real Estate Expo, sponsored by the New York Association of Realty Managers, at the Hotel Pennsylvania on Wednesday, September 12th.

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Oil To Natural Gas Conversions

With the heating season fast approaching, choosing to convert from oil to natural gas. A typical home that converts to natural gas heating will emit up to 40% less carbon dioxide and up to 99.9% less sulfur dioxide. More importantly, switching from oil to natural gas will significantly reduce your building’s energy bills.

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Platinum Energy Group Adds Value To Real Estate Portfolio

While the practice of retrofitting buildings with energy conserving technology like efficient boilers and lighting has been around for years, skepticism remains regarding the effectiveness of these energy conservation measures. A new study shows these measures can significantly reduce spending on fuel and electricity.

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NYARM Real Estate Expo

Platinum Energy Group will be among the featured exhibitors at this year’s NYARM Real Estate Expo, sponsored by the New York Association of Realty Managers, at the Hotel Pennsylvania on Wednesday, September 12th.

The NYARM Expo is a one-day event that focuses on products and services for owners and managers of multi-unit residential housing. The Expo is expected to draw over 1,000 attendees from the real estate community, offering property owners and managers the necessary information to improve their buildings’ operations.

Those attending the Expo can visit Platinum Energy Group at Booth 47 where we will be discussing our various strategies for improving energy efficiency, including boiler replacement, natural gas conversions and lighting technology upgrades.

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PEG Boiler Room Prep In RSES Journal

Summer may have only just begun, but Platinum Energy Group is already gearing up to begin prepping boilers for the approaching heating season.

Speaking to US Energy COO David Unger in the latest issue of RSES Journal, Platinum Energy Group CEO Stuart Schwartz offers a number of helpful suggestions to ensure building heating systems operate effectively and efficiently throughout heating season. Through a combination of proper routine maintenance, technology, accountability and a commitment to safety, Schwartz assures your boiler systems should be in tip-top condition.

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