Goldman Copeland Associates (GCA) is a full service consulting engineering firm located in New York City. We have been providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering and design services to private clients and government agencies for over 40 years. Specific areas of our firm’s expertise include Feasibility Studies, Building Master Plans, Condition Surveys of Existing Facilities, Detailed Engineering and Design, Technical Services during Construction, Commissioning, and Project Administration. As a member of USGBC, we are experienced in sustainable design for LEED certification. We assist our clients with the requirements of NYS Executive Order 111 and the new NYC Energy Code and Local Laws on energy efficiency.
Our firm has strong energy analysis capabilities, (energy audits, building energy use modeling, economic analysis, technical feasibility, cost estimating), as a specialty within our broader MEP design practice.
NYC’s Greener Greater Buildings Plan
Goldman Copeland’s Energy Group continues to help building owners and managers comply with NYC’s Greener Greater Buildings Plan legislation. We have performed energy audits, retro-commissioning, and benchmarking for close to 25 million square feet of commercial office, universities and other facility space.
As a FlexTech provider since 2006, we work closely with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to obtain incentives for eligible clients.
GCA is a Con Edison Market Partner.
The Con Edison Commercial Industrial Incentive Program funds energy-efficient systems upgrades.
Green Leases in NYC
April 5, 2011 marked an exciting step forward in New York City’s multi-pronged initiative to green its existing building stock. A prominent New York City law firm signed a cutting edge green lease for a large tenant space in 7 World Trade Center. Mayor Bloomberg’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability was the driving force behind devising the green lease language, with the assistance of several distinguished professionals in the fields of real estate law, development and energy, including our own Charles Copeland. The green clause spreads the upfront costs of sustainability improvements between the building owner and the tenant such that it financially benefits both. The Bloomberg administration hopes this lease will serve as a model for all building owners, to further incentivize the investment in improving existing building performance, a crucial goal in a city where close to 80% of overall energy usage is attributed to buildings.