March 30, 2010
NYSERDA Funding Helps Reduce Energy Costs of Decker Building by $73,000 Per Year
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today presented a High Performance Building Plaque to Corning Incorporated in recognition of energy efficient measures the company incorporated into its Decker Building that will help cuts its energy costs by more than $73,000 per year.
The renovation of the Decker Building, which is home to Corning’s Manufacturing, Technology & Engineering, and Procurement organizations, was a two-year project supported by $415,800 of incentives from NYSERDA. This funding provided for a variety of energy-saving advancements, including high efficiency lighting systems, occupancy sensors, daylighting controls, automated solar shading system, and high efficiency motors. The 240,000-square foot structure was originally opened in 1981.
“For nearly 160 years, Corning has developed innovative products and technologies that have transformed the marketplace. Today, we recognize Corning for their achievements in energy and environmental sustainability for which all New Yorkers will benefit,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of NYSERDA. “NYSERDA looks forward to partnering with more companies to help them reduce their energy costs while working to achieve the ambitious energy reduction goals set by Governor David Paterson.”
"NYSERDA has been a terrific partner for Corning,” said Patrick L. Jackson, manager, Global Energy Management. “NYSERDA has provided funding for dozens of energy efficiency projects since Corning launched its Global Energy Management Program in 2005.”
Corning Incorporated is the 30th recipient of a High Performance Building Plaque. The plaques are presented to hospitals, libraries, schools, businesses, and organizations that have constructed buildings designed to perform at least 30 percent above the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code. The Decker Building is rated at more than 31 percent above code.
“Because of the way in which the building was designed and constructed, the Decker Building has always been difficult to manage from an energy perspective—always hot in the summer and cold in the winter,” said Scott Ryan, operations manager, Global Energy Management. “With help from NYSERDA and our partners, this energy efficiency project has significantly improved the comfort level for the Decker Building’s occupants while reducing it energy consumption.”
As a result of this investment, Corning Incorporated is anticipated to reduce its energy consumption by more than 1.3 million kWh per year, the equivalent to the electricity consumed by approximately 200 single family homes per year.
NYSERDA’s New Construction program has awarded High Performance Building Plaques to Tompkins County SPCA (Ithaca), Aspen Dental Management (Syracuse), and ICM Controls (Cicero), among others. The program’s goal is to effect a permanent transformation in the way buildings are designed and constructed by offering technical support to building design teams and financial incentives to building owners. In addition, the program offers services and incentives to building owners and designers to encourage green building practices, as well as commissioning, peak-load reduction, and advanced solar technologies. State and local governments, schools, healthcare facilities, and not-for-profit organizations that pay into the System Benefits Charge are eligible for incentives.
Governor Paterson’s ‘45 by 15’ clean energy policy calls for New York to reduce its electricity consumption by 15 percent through improved energy efficiency and increase the proportion of renewable energy used by New York consumers to 30 percent by the year 2015.
For more information, visit NYSERDA.ny.gov.
Corning’s Global Energy Management (GEM) program is dedicated to the cost-effective and environmentally responsible use of energy in company facilities around the world. It aims to help Corning become world-class in the way it purchases and uses energy, resulting in lower unit costs, potentially lower greenhouse gas emissions, and a healthier environment.
For more information on GEM, click on the “About Us” section of www.corning.com.
Colleen Ryan, NYSERDA
518-862-1090 ext 3359
Last Updated: 05/14/2013