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NYSERDA - Tenant Energy Data

November 18, 2020 - April 27, 2021

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Demo Day: April 27th 2:00 - 3:30 EDT

Cash Prizes

1st Place   -  $5,000

2nd Place -  $2,000

3rd Place  -  $    500


What is the PropTech Challenge?

PropTech Challenge aims to remove the geographical boundaries and time constraints commonly imposed through on-site hackathons. The Challenge leverages the wealth of technology talent in New York City and beyond, aiming to be the world’s leading virtual real estate hackathon series. As we cultivate partnerships around the world, the series aims to drive innovation focusing on the needs of New York City’s real estate market.

On November 16th and 17th we held our 2020 PropTech Challenge Demo Day in partnership with Connected Real Estate Magazine's Connected Virtual Event.   This year’s PropTech Challenge focused on helping owners and managers get tenants back into our buildings safely and securely.  We showcased some exciting PropTech uncovered by the REBNY Technology Committee as we reimagine operations, leasing, and development in an ever changing world.

NYSERDA Challenge Time Line

The Tenant Energy Data category is designed to improve understanding of the drivers of electricity consumption within sub-metered office space in NYC.  The purpose of this effort is to identify new modeling assumptions that account for COVID-19’s impact on occupancy levels.  This category provides real world consumption data from a single large office tenant in Midtown Manhattan along with some building-wide data.
  • Wednesday, 11/18/20 - Submission platform opens

  • Friday, 03/26/21 - Submission platform closes

  • Friday, 04/09/21 - Judging concludes

  • Tuesday, 04/12/21 - Finalist announced

  • Tuesday, 04/27/21 - Demo Day with Building Energy Exchange  - Award Cash Prizes

Listen to member of the REBNY  Technology Committee talk about the importance of the 2020 Challenge

Listen to John Gilbert, COO, The Rudin Family talk about why PropTech matters on You Tube: 

Listen to David S. Rose, CEO, US Real Estate Market talk about why PropTech matters on You Tube: 

Listen to James Whelan, President, REBNY talk about why PropTech matters on You Tube:

Listen to Sandy Jacolow, Chairperson REBNY  Technology Cyber Committee,  talk about why Cyber matters PropTech on You Tube: