Research

We are an institutional platform for research and promotion of high-performance building practices. Our focus is on institutional, commercial, and multi-family residential properties and the people who manage and operate them. As part of New York City’s largest public university, CUNY BPL is committed to serving the City in its efforts to reduce building energy consumption, within range of programs described below:

DCAS Energy Data Lab

We work closely with NYC DCAS Division of Energy Management (DEM), support their energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction activities in City buildings, and provide ongoing analytics to benchmark and investigate changes in energy consumption across the municipal portfolio.

Building Operations

Our Building optimization Support and Technical Services teams focus on researching and developing methodology for quantification of energy savings, producing resources, guidance, training materials and providing coaching for City agency personnel

Application Development

We develop cutting-edge building energy analytics and diagnostic tools through our work, grants and partnerships with the NYC DCAS Division of Energy Management (DEM), NYSERDA, and others.

Technology Evaluation

CUNY BPL has provided technical assistance to the Innovative Demonstrations for Energy Adaptability (IDEA) program, an initiative of NYC DCAS DEM since its inception in FY2015.

Other Initiatives

Commercial Retrofitting in NYC, Center for Sustainably Integrated Buildings and Sites (SIBS) and CCNY-led Research.

Publications Catalog

A chronological catalogue of more than 100 research papers, presentations, reports, posters, software tools, and other publications.

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