New York City Department of Buildings Chief hails energy incentive program. Con Edison and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) are implementing an incentive called the “demand response program” which offers building owners the opportunity to collect big checks in addition to reduced energy bills by curtailing electricity usage and installing new energy efficient equipment. In order to qualify, building owners must have the new equipment installed and operational within 2 years — by June 1, 2016. New York City’s Chief Sustainability Officer indicated there is potential for widescale applicability in a city with over 1 million buildings. Read the full article by the Commercial Observer.