NEW YORK — Nov. 4, 2021 — Mesa, an easy-install energy-savings product for commercial buildings, today announced its availability through Con Edison’s Small and Medium Business Program, which subsidizes the cost of energy savings upgrades for tens of thousands of local businesses in New York City. Customers eligible for the program can now receive Mesa, created by the urban innovation company Sidewalk Labs, at a discount of up to 30 percent, helping them reduce electricity costs through the product’s automated energy management system. This subsidized rate is available to commercial Con Edison customers using up to 300 kilowatt hours of energy during peak demand.
Mesa’s connected sensors and smart devices use AI to automatically adjust heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems based on occupancy level, predicted weather, humidity, and more. The system also manages plug loads, the electricity from plugged in devices, like conference room technology, computers, TVs, and more, by powering them off when they’re not in use. By automating these functions, Mesa can save customers up to 20 percent on their electric bills, while helping them do their part to reduce carbon emissions.
“Every dollar saved on energy positively impacts a building’s bottom line, just as every emissions reduction benefits the environment,” said Rachel Steinberg, Head of Mesa. “We look forward to helping more customers save money and achieve sustainability goals, and working with Con Edison to do this in Sidewalk Labs’ own backyard of New York City makes this feel even more meaningful.”
In New York City, commercial buildings occupy 15 percent of the city’s floorspace, but they account for nearly 30 percent of GHG emissions. Class B and C buildings struggle with energy optimization due to budget constraints, lack of advanced building management systems, and the complex installation process for energy savings upgrades. Mesa solves these challenges with setup taking two hours or less for an average office, an accessible price point, and seamless integration with existing building management and HVAC systems.
Customers can track their savings in real time using Mesa's dashboard Impact Report, which shows building owners and managers their cost and energy savings, as well as what actions have been taken to cut energy.
If you qualify for Con Edison’s Small and Medium Business Program, or if you’re interested in confirming your small to medium sized business’ eligibility, please visit https://www.sidewalklabs.com/products/mesa.
About Sidewalk Labs
Sidewalk Labs is an urban innovation company that tackles cities' greatest challenges. We create products and businesses, invest in new companies, and help developers build more sustainable, innovative, and equitable places around the world. Our development team provides advisory services for clients across the U.S., working on projects in Miami, Las Vegas, Portland, and San Francisco, among other cities. Sidewalk Labs was founded in 2015, and today has a diverse team of more than 150 urbanists and technologists with headquarters in New York City. For more, visit www.sidewalklabs.com.
About Con Edison
Consolidated Edison, Inc. is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy-delivery companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $63 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through the following subsidiaries: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (CECONY), a regulated utility providing electric service in New York City and New York’s Westchester County, gas service in Manhattan, the Bronx, parts of Queens and parts of Westchester, and steam service in Manhattan; Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a regulated utility serving customers in a 1,300-square-mile-area in southeastern New York State and northern New Jersey; Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc., the second-largest solar developer in the United States and the seventh-largest worldwide, which, through its subsidiaries develops, owns and operates renewable and sustainable energy infrastructure projects and provides energy-related products and services to wholesale and retail customers; and Con Edison Transmission, Inc., which falls primarily under the oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and through its subsidiaries invests in electric transmission projects supporting its parent company’s effort to transition to clean, renewable energy. Con Edison Transmission manages, through joint ventures, both electric and gas assets while seeking to develop electric transmission projects that will bring clean, renewable electricity to customers, focusing on New York, New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the Midwest.