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The Rockefeller Group Receives $550,000+ Rebate Check from Con Edison – 1271 Avenue of the Americas Achieves Record Energy Savings with help from LVI Energy


Con Edison and Rockefeller Group Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Rockefeller Group International, Inc., announced today that The Rockefeller Group has received a rebate of $557,370 for its Rockefeller Center building 1271 Avenue of the Americas, The Time-Life Building, as part of Con Edison’s Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Energy Efficiency Program.  The Rockefeller Group partnered with LVI Energy, based out of Bohemia, NY, to install energy efficient equipment, achieving an estimated annual Con Edison bill savings of over $1 million.

“We are very proud to be one of the first companies in New York City to receive such a large rebate from Con Edison,” said Kevin R. Hackett, President and CEO of Rockefeller Group International, Inc.  “Sustainable development and energy management is a mission of our company not just in Rockefeller Center but in our developments throughout the United States.”

“We are extremely happy with the outcome of the Rockefeller Group project and encourage more of our customers to take advantage of these incentives,” said David Pospisil, Con Edison C&I Energy Efficiency Program Manager. “Con Edison is fully committed to improving building system performance by working with our customers, partners and community in helping lead the movement toward energy efficiency and a more sustainable future”.

Chad Henkin from LVI Energy, who headed up the project, found energy cost saving opportunities which will improve efficiency by over 6 million kWh and over 125,000 therms annually.  These improvements will result in over 3,000 tons of CO2 avoided annually, which is the equivalent of taking over 550 cars off the road.
LVI sold and installed the Chiller Management Software to RGDC.  This software package installation optimized the operation of the building’s multiple chiller drives.

“The Rockefeller Group, by working closely with the City of New York, Con Edison and LVI, is an example of a corporate neighbor who recognizes the importance of sustainability in the largest city in the world,” said Mike Williams, PlaNYC. “We commend them on their investment in the energy future of the Time-Life Building.”

A check presentation was made at the Time-Life Building in Rockefeller Center. In attendance were: John Miksad, Senior Vice President, Electric Operations Con Edison; Dave Pospisil, Con Edison Program Manager for Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency; Jason Prue, Con Edison Account Executive; Roger Flanagan, Director, Energy Solutions, Lockheed Martin; Duane Baldwin, Program Manager, Lockheed Martin; Tom Cunneen, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin; Dan Deleon, Business Development, Lockheed Martin; Courtney Capshaw, Marketing & Creative Manager, Lockheed Martin; Chad Henkin, Director of Business Development, LVI Energy; Tariq Yasin, Account Executive, Optimum Energy LLC; Kevin R. Hackett, President and CEO of Rockefeller Group International, Inc.; William K. Stoddard, Vice President, Projects and Engineering, Rockefeller Group Development Corporation; and Brian Sullivan, Property Manager for 1271 Avenue of the Americas.

RGDC is a national owner, developer, and manager of prestigious commercial real estate properties.  Its development capabilities include corporate headquarters, landmark properties, multi-use urban complexes, distribution facilities, suburban business parks, and foreign trade zones.  RGDC, with regional offices in Arizona, California, Florida and New Jersey, is an operating company of The Rockefeller Group, developer of Rockefeller Center in New York City.

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