WHITE PLAINS – (RealEstateRama) — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has partnered with Albany County to complete comprehensive energy-saving improvements at the County Office Building and Family Court. The project will save about $88,000 in annual energy costs and remove roughly 540 tons of greenhouse gases annually.
NYPA provided more than $1.3 million in financing for the upgrades, which were carried out under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s BuildSmart NY program, a comprehensive statewide initiative to increase energy efficiency in public buildings 20 percent by 2020. National Grid provided a $107,000 incentive for the project.
The project, which began in summer 2015, included the installation of high-efficiency boilers, air-handling improvements and lighting control upgrades.
BuildSmart NY is expected to save millions of dollars for taxpayers and create thousands of jobs while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The program is also a cornerstone of the Governor’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to create an energy system in New York that is more resilient, efficient and affordable. REV also includes a mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state 40 percent by 2030.
NYPA is the nation’s largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. For more information visit http://www.nypa.gov/ and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, and LinkedIn.
Paul DeMichele | Paul.DeMichele (at) nypa (dot) gov | (914) 681-8186