Field Equipment Lending Library (FELL): A FREE Resource for City Agency Employees

FELL is fully stocked with field equipment for testing, measuring and diagnosing building system operations, facilitating ongoing commissioning, and performing building re-tuning and retrofit projects. Funded with the generous support of the NYC DCAS Energy Management Division, NYSERDA, and the NYC Department of Education’s Division of School Facilities.

BPL personnel is available to assist with selection of equipment to help diagnose the problems you’re experiencing in your buildings, and to provide any necessary training. And FELL now offers FREE courier delivery service to all 5 boroughs!

BPL Technology Specialist Honey Berk gives a live demonstration of Lending Library equipment.

BPL Deputy Director Honey Berk demos thermal imaging cameras from the Field Equipment Lending Library.

Equipment available for loan includes:

  • HOBO® data loggers
  • CO2 meters
  • Thermal image cameras
  • Ultrasonic non-intrusive flow meters
  • Balometers
  • Light meters
  • Power quality analyzers
  • And much more!
In addition, the Library has simulation and diagnostic software available for use onsite at our Manhattan location.

BPL Handbook Image_CoverAccessing the Library

A comprehensive online catalog is available HERE. Alternately, you can download the catalog in PDF format.

Once you’ve selected the equipment you want to borrow, complete the Field Equipment Request Form and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

Have a question or want to learn more about FELL? 

Call or email Felix Rodriguez, BPL Equipment Specialist:


FELL Location: 101 West 31st Street, 7th floor, New York, NY, 10001 (please note, we now offer free courier service to all 5 boroughs)

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Note: While FELL is intended primarily for use by City agency personnel, we do lend to commercial building operators in some cases. If you are interested in applying, complete this Company’s Authorization Letter and contact Felix to discuss your project.

We want your feedback! If you’ve borrowed something from FELL, we’d like to hear about the project you performed so we can continue improving our service and equipment selection. Please complete this brief Field Equipment Case Study Form.

Watch FELL Equipment In Action

This “Heroes in the Basement” training video video features Ciaran Lee and Patrick O’Hara, Custodian Engineers with the NYC Department of Education, who borrowed thermal imaging cameras and data loggers from FELL to investigate steam trap issues in their facilities. Produced by DCAS Energy Management and the CUNY School of Professional Studies.