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DCAS Partners With W2NYC To Launch IDEA Program


Could your technology help make New York City’s buildings more efficient and sustainable?

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is partnering with World to NYC (W2NYC) to help find companies to participate in its newly-launched Innovative Demonstrations for Energy Adaptability (IDEA) program.

DCAS Energy Management handles electricity, natural gas, and steam accounts that serve 80 agencies and more than 4,000 City-owned and managed buildings. By launching IDEA, the City is looking for new and innovative products, technologies, or approaches that reduce building energy use and operating costs.

To help New York City meet its goal of reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2017, DCAS is looking for new or innovative uses of technologies such as energy storage. Through IDEA, the City will consider engaging vendors to test their solutions in its buildings.

Interested companies should be able to provide a turnkey demonstration project and would be responsible for installation, commissioning, and providing on-site training, as well as completing a one-year performance assessment.

Companies interested in IDEA will be given priority consideration for acceptance into the W2NYC Smart and Sustainable Cities program. Organizations that are accepted into W2NYC will get the chance to meet with the DCAS team during the three day session (Sept. 29—Oct. 1).

*Note that companies must register on both the DCAS and W2NYC websites.



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