Energy Efficiency Terms Defined

BASE BUILDING SYSTEMS. The systems or subsystems of a building that use energy and/or impact energy consumption including:

       1. The building envelope.

 2. The HVAC (heating ventilating and air conditioning) systems.

3. Conveying systems.

4. Domestic hot water systems.

   5. Electrical and lighting systems.

Exception: The term “base building systems” shall not include:

1. Systems or subsystems owned by tenants (other than a net lessee for a term of 49 years or more, inclusive of renewal options), condominium unit owners or cooperative unit shareholders, or a system or subsystems for which a tenant bears full maintenance responsibility and that is within the tenant’s leased space and/or exclusively serves such leased space.

2. Industrial processes that occur within a covered building.

BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. A computer-based system that monitors and controls ВДНХ экскурсии a building’s mechanical and electrical equipment, such as HVAC, lighting, power, fire, and security systems , including, at a minimum, control of the heating equipment using interior temperature sensors.

CITY BUILDING. A covered building that is owned by the city and for which the city regularly pays all or part of the annual energy bills.

Exception: The term “city building” shall not include:

1. Any building that participates in the tenant interim lease apartment purchase program.

2. Any building that participates in a program administered by the department of housing preservation and development.

3. Any building managed by the New York city health and hospitals corporation.

4. Any senior college in the City University of New York system.

5. Any cultural institution that is in the Cultural Institutions Group as determined by the department of cultural affairs.

COVERED BUILDING. As it appears in the records of the department of finance: (i) a building that exceeds 50,000 gross square feet (4645 m2), (ii) two or more buildings on the same tax lot that together exceed 100,000 gross square feet (9290 m2), or (iii) two or more buildings held in the condominium form of ownership that are governed by the same board of managers and that together exceed 100,000 gross square feet (9290 m2).

Exception: The term “covered building” shall not include real property classified as class one pursuant to subdivision one of section 1802 of the real property tax law of the state of New York.

CURRENT FACILITY REQUIREMENTS. The owner’s current operational needs and requirements for a building, including temperature and humidity set points, operating hours, filtration, and any integrated requirements such as controls, warranty review, and service contract review.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. A system incorporating interior temperature sensors and a central processing unit and controls, which are used to monitor and control gas, steam and oil usage, as is applicable, based on the need for heating.

OWNER. The owner of record of a covered building, except that in the case of a net lease of an entire building for a term of 49 years or more, inclusive of renewal options, the term owner shall refer to the net lessee and in the case of a covered building held in cooperative or condominium form of ownership, the term owner shall refer to the board of managers in the case of a condominium and the board of directors in the case of a cooperative apartment corporation.

SIMPLE BUILDING. A covered building with neither a central chilled water system nor a central cooling system that covers more than 10% of the building’s gross area.

SIMPLE PAYBACK. The number of years for the projected annual energy savings to equal the amount invested in the energy conservation measure, as determined by dividing the investment by the annual energy savings.

SPACE. An area within a building enclosed by floor to ceiling walls, partitions, windows and doors.

SYSTEM OR SUBSYSTEM. Shall have the same definition as set forth in section 202 of the New York city energy conservation code.