Please Share Your Utility Data
The Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) are working with LeadingAge NY and other associations that represent nursing homes to develop a program that would identify opportunities for improving energy efficiency and make it easier for homes to make clean energy investments. The first step in the process is to gather facility energy usage information.
DOH and NYSERDA are working with a firm that is able to identify opportunities for nursing home energy savings by analyzing usage data provided by utilities and other energy providers. The state has identified this as a cost-effective approach to more accurately identify energy savings opportunities and is asking homes to provide authorization for the DOH/NYSERDA team and its contractor, Enerlife, to access their energy utilization records. This approach provides more detail than cost report data would and eliminates the need for homes to complete surveys. Please sign the data release form available here and return it by e-mail to email@example.com or mail it to Tracey DeSimone at 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203.
Legislation enacted last year authorizes DOH to conduct energy efficiency studies of nursing homes to develop cost/benefit analyses of potential modifications for each facility. The studies would serve as the basis for a program DOH would develop that would be aimed at helping homes implement some of the findings. The program could include components such as increasing access to financing for such improvements. Importantly, the legislation specifies that only homes that participate in energy reviews would be eligible to participate in the resulting program.
We encourage you to complete and return the form, which DOH also sent directly to homes, at your earliest convenience. If you have questions, please address them to Tracey DeSimone at 518-862-1090, ext. 3452.
Contact: Darius Kirstein, firstname.lastname@example.org, 518-867-8841