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Robert Derector Energy and Sustainability (RDE)

RDE provides independent analysis to help end-users, building owners and data center operators understand how they use energy and what they can do to use less.

Our services include:

  • Local Law 97 Support (NYC)
  • Net Zero / Electrification Transition Planning
  • Energy (and Carbon) Audits and Capital Planning Support
  • Energy Modeling (incl. for LEED, Energy Code, and Incentives)
  • Engineering Design and Feasibility (incl. Renewable/Clean Energy and Energy Storage Systems)
  • Company Reporting (GHG Protocol), Science Based Targets, and Corporate Carbon Reduction Strategy

Our Approach

Throughout our work we strive to distill clear pragmatic advice from technical detail. We have found this to be highly effective in helping decision makers to quickly see both the strength of a business case, and whether a specific energy saving measure makes sense for their current situation.

New York City

Experience & Expertise

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Jack Jenkins

Jack Jenkins

Energy and Sustainability

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Jack is our Director of Energy and Sustainability. He has many years of experience helping clients to reduce their energy costs and environmental impact. During this time Jack has developed global energy performance programs at companies such as Barclays, delivered LEED Platinum Data Centers, and helped both end users and owners in NYC to cut their energy costs. Jack is a Certified Energy Auditor, a LEED AP, and holds an MS (with distinction) in Energy Policy and Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.

LEED v4 Energy Modeling

Energy modeling can be used to achieve up tp 28 points for Commercial Interior projects in LEED v4, or upto 20 points for LEED v4 New Construction, Major Renovation, or Core and Shell projects.

Energy Modeling for Commercial Tenants

Energy Modeling is a great tool to help deliver high performance (low running cost) commercial tenant space; allowing ideas to be tested out virtually before committing to them in practice.

RDE is an expert on energy modeling of tenant space, and was modeler for three of five pilot projects NYSERDA ran during its High Perfromance Tenant Pilot program:

  • White & Case LLP: a 440,000 square foot high performance tenant fit-out at 1221 Avenue of the Americas.   Open PDF
  • Paul Hastings LLP: a 190,000 square foot high performance tenant fit-out at 200 Park Avenue.   Open PDF
  • Gensler NYC: a 125,000 square foot high performance tenant fit-out at 1700 Broadway.   Open PDF

Local Law 97 & 95 of 2019

Most buildings over 25,000 square feet are now required to:

  • Report Building Energy Usage annually
  • Display an A-D Building Energy Performance Label
  • Stay within a prescribed Carbon Budget (starting 2024; tougher from 2030)

Penalties for failure to comply can be substantial!

We know NYC buildings, we know the new laws and we know carbon.

Check out our Local Law 97 checklist for building owners here.

NYSERDA FlexTech Incentive

Our clients in New York can get up to 50% off our fees for qualifying energy analysis - inlcuding Local Law 97 Capital Planning and Net Zero / Electrification Transition studies. The 50% cost share is paid direct to us by NYSERDA so there is no need to be out of pocket while waiting for a rebate check.

Certified Energy Auditors (CEA)

We have "qualified energy auditors" on staff, including Certified Energy Auditors (CEAs) and Certfied Energy Managers (CEMs), to deliver Level 1, 2 and 3 ASHRAE Standrd 211-2018 compliant Energy Audits.

In New York City, buildings covered by Local Law 87 of 2009 are required to have energy audits undertaken by a qualified professional (such as a CEA).

Carbon Saving Ideas

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New York Office

19 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

New Jersey Office

10 Wilmot Street - 3rd Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960

South Florida Office

One SE Third Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

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