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Billingsley Company Partners with 5 and TXU Energy on Renewable Energy Strategy

By 5 on April 3, 2020

Dallas, TX - April 4, 2020

As an industry leader in real estate development and property management, Billingsley Company has a robust and diverse portfolio throughout Texas. Now, with the help of energy advisory company 5, and TXU Energy, the firm has landed a deal of a different kind: a long-term energy contract utilizing 100% renewable energy sources that will yield significant cost reductions.

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Local Law 97: Debunking Generic Carbon Calculators

By Luthin Associates on October 24, 2019

New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act, especially Local Law 97, sparked the creation of generic carbon calculators for buildings to assess occupancy class and emission limits. Although intended to be helpful, not all are accurate.

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Client Spotlight: Royal Holiday Group

By 5 on October 24, 2019

Royal Holiday Group has more than 35 years of experience in the national and international tourism industry. It is an owner and operator of Royal Holiday Vacation Club and Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, a hotel chain with 14 resorts in Mexico, Argentina, Puerto Rico and Florida in the United States. Park Royal Hotels and Resorts caters to travelers that are looking for a luxurious beach destination with their Grand Park Royal resorts, a family-friendly resort with their Park Royal line or their Park Royal City group of hotels which offers a more urban hotel setting.

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Client Spotlight: Waterside Plaza

By 5 on July 31, 2019

Waterside Plaza is a luxury rental community in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in New York City. Located in the Kips Bay section of Manhattan, Waterside Plaza is comprised of four residential towers with nearly 1,500 units and retail space that serves the community. The complex is adjacent to the United Nations International School and is situated on the East River.

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Client Spotlight: Houghton College

By 5 on June 17, 2019

Houghton College had a number of exciting energy projects on campus prior to engaging the team at 5. These projects were driven by their commitment to sustainability and featured a campus-wide LED lighting retrofit project, a 2.6 MW solar array and other initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint. 5 was able to partner with Houghton College’s sustainability and finance teams to put all of the pieces together into a comprehensive strategy for energy procurement and demand-side management.

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Climate Mobilization Act, the Tale of Two Industries

By Luthin Associates on June 1, 2019

New York City passed a set of laws under the Climate Mobilization Act to transition New York toward clean electricity and drastically lower Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. This new legislation intends to counter the threat of climate change and involves four local laws which require:

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Luthin Associates Helps Clarkson Avenue Microgrid Project Win

By Luthin Associates on August 10, 2017

Luthin Associates recently partnered with a host of other firms and ConEdison in the NY Prize competition, a first-in-the-nation challenge to help communities create microgrids.

A microgrid is a standalone energy system that is capable of operating on its own in the event of a power outage. One purpose of the project is to create a network of users who rely on the same microgrid. This community of microgrids will allow for local power generation using clean and efficient energy sources including, but not limited to, wind, solar, and combined heat and power (CHP).

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