EmPower NY: Free Efficiency Upgrades For Low Income Renters or Home Owners!

DIMG_3746o you want free energy efficiency upgrades to your home?

If your household income is below 60 percent of the state median income or you participate in a utility payment assistance program, you should consider applying for the EmPower Program. By participating in the EmPower NY, you can get FREE energy saving measures such as lighting, appliances, insulation and much more for your house no matter if you rent or own! This will help make you more comfortable and safe while decreasing the amount of money you spend on your utility bills.

  • To learn more about what to expect from this program, click here.
  • To find out if you are eligible for the program, click here.

For more information about EmPower, give us a call right away! As a partner of this program, we are able to do the assessment and the work needed to get you the free upgrades your home needs.


Mapping Our NYSERDA Multifamily Projects – August 2014

This is a cool visual – we decided to map all of our projects to date.

What you are looking at is literally 150 multifamily projects statewide! Our multifamily projects average approx. 112 units per project and they range from your average suburban complex to the market rate new construction project downtown and everything in between. We have helped building owners reduce the utility consumption by a minimum of 15% by installing insulation, air sealing, high efficiency mechanical systems and other energy saving measures.

The best part for us is that our work directly benefits the residents. Our projects have helped approximately 24,000 New Yorkers become more safe and comfortable in their homes. The residents are the ones who benefit from lower utility bills, reduced cold drafts in the winter months and upgrades to their appliances.

NY Map of BE Projects Aug 2014

Some of the Faces Behind the Buffalo Energy Name!



We snapped this pic after a quarterly meeting last week. It isn’t everyone but it is most of our company!!

Buffalo Energy Hosts Green Drinks at 145 Swan Street – 8/21/14

Green Drinks at Handle Bar / Apts at the HUB

Where: Apartments at the HUB 145 & 149 Swan Street Buffalo. NY 14203
When: Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM

This months Green Drinks will be a building tour and green networking combination event at Schneider Design Architects PC’s new downtown historic renovation project, Apartments at the HUB. A mixed use building at 145 & 149 Swan Street will boast a first floor bar and cafe called Handle Bar, a bike shop/store, and beautiful energy efficient apartments above. Buffalo Energy is hosting this event and will give attendees a sneak peak into what will make this building energy star eligible. After Buffalo Energy’s work is done, the apartments at Jake Schneider’s Swan Street project will use 15-20% less energy than new construction projects built to NYS energy code.

There will be some libations and snacks provided by our hosts, and access to the rooftop patio with stellar views of downtown Buffalo’s skyline. You won’t want to miss this event!

Space will be limited so please RSVP to Melanie at melanie@buffalo-energy.com as soon as you are sure you can attend.

Join the event on Facebook, where articles and updated on the project can be found as well. Hope to see you there!

Swan Street "Apartments at the HUB" in Buffalo, NY

Swan Street “Apartments at the HUB” in Buffalo, NY