Commercial, Energy Efficiency - November 1, 2018
World Trade Center upgrades lighting
The World Trade Center (WTC) will upgrade more than 13,000 lighting fixtures through a $7.9 million energy savings contract with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. These improvements are expected to conserve roughly 6.4 million kilowatt hours of electricity and reduce carbon emissions by more than 4.700 metric tons annually. The Port Authority is expected to save more than $715,000 in the first year with continued annual savings over the term of a 10-year contract.
A statement from Constellation, an Exelon company, which is implementing the project, noted that the lighting fixtures will be upgraded to high-efficient LED technology, which reduces energy consumption and increases the life expectancy of the lamps. WTC sites to receive the upgrades include the Vehicle Security Center, Central Chiller Plant, PATH fare and platform area, Transportation Hub and back of house spaces.
"These improvements will enhance public spaces with improved light quality and state-of-the-art features that will accentuate the stunning architecture at the World Trade Center," said Christine Weydig, director of the office of environmental and energy programs for the Port Authority. “In addition to contributing to a world-class experience for our visitors, this project will further the Port Authority’s sustainability commitments."
Constellation has begun construction and the project is slated for completion by the end of 2019. The project will be implemented through the Port Authority’s Energy Savings Performance Guarantee Program, which provides agency-wide available resources to identify, develop and implement energy efficiency and clean energy opportunities that effectively contribute to Port Authority’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.
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