Energy Efficiency - September 11, 2019
CCNY partners for $26M in efficiency upgrades
The City University of New York (CUNY) is partnering with The New York Power Authority (NYPA) on a $26 million program of energy efficiency improvements at the City College of New York (CCNY). Once completed, it will save 15% of the buildings electricity consumption annually and reduce GHG emissions by more than 1,600 tons per year—the equivalent of taking nearly 340 cars off the road.
“These crucial energy-efficient improvements at one of CUNY’s most historic campuses will help reduce New York’s carbon footprint,” said CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, in a statement. “CUNY is proud to team up with NYPA once again to improve our facilities so that we can better serve our students and carry out CUNY’s life-transforming mission.”
The energy-saving project encompasses comprehensive air-handling upgrades, including motor replacements and control system improvements at the North Academic Center building at CCNY. As a result of the upgrades, the building’s air-handling units will be modified to achieve building occupant comfort while maximizing energy savings and significantly reducing overall maintenance costs.
Since 2011, NYPA and CUNY have partnered to complete more than $172 million in energy efficiency projects at numerous CUNY facilities, reducing GHG emissions by 12,500 tons annually. NYPA and CUNY are currently partnering to implement nearly $32.5 million in additional energy-saving projects. The energy-efficiency measures, financed and implemented by NYPA in partnership with CUNY, are being carried out under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s BuildSmart NY program, a comprehensive statewide initiative to increase energy efficiency in public buildings.
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