NYSERDA Funding Helps King & King Architects Reduce Energy Costs by nearly $37,922 Annually
November 21, 2011
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recognized King & King Architects LLP with a High Performance Building Plaque for energy-saving investments that will reduce energy costs by nearly $37,922 annually.
King & King Architects embarked on a large-scale energy efficiency project as it refurbished an abandoned 48,000-square-foot warehouse near Syracuse’s Westside to make it into its new headquarters. The project was supported by $92,888 in NYSERDA incentives, which helped fund the implementation of energy improvements such as high performance window and skylight glazing, improved level of building envelop insulation, high-efficiency lighting and occupancy / daylight harvesting sensor controls, high-efficiency exterior and site lighting, premium efficiency motors with variable speed drives, high-efficiency domestic water heaters, demand control ventilation and a high-efficiency air-cooled chiller. These improvements to the building and its systems will reduce energy consumption, decrease demands on the utility’s distribution system and increase occupant comfort.
King & King Architects, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, has promoted sustainable building to its clients for years. These upgrades to convert a warehouse into company headquarters enabled it to demonstrate its own commitment to energy efficiency and sustainable design principals.
“The King and King Architects project not only shows leadership in energy efficiency but is also an important economic development project for the area and highlights the fact that energy-savings is possible in any building,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of NYSERDA.
The energy savings—more than 168,387 kilowatt hours—is equivalent to the amount of electricity consumed by 24 single-family homes annually and will be realized by the firm every year for years to come.
NYSERDA High Performance Building Plaques are presented to hospitals, colleges and universities, schools, businesses and other organizations that have constructed or substantially renovated buildings to perform at least 30 percent above the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code. The King & King Architects LLP building is rated to perform 31 percent above code and was awarded LEED Platinum certification.
Since 2009, NYSERDA has provided more than $1.9 million to help reduce electricity consumption by approximately 5.7 million kilowatt hours in 15 new construction projects throughout Onondaga County—the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 838 single-family homes.
NYSERDA's New Construction Program provides assistance to incorporate energy-efficiency measures and sustainable building practices into the design, construction and operation of new or substantially renovated buildings. Green building incentives also are available to customers pursuing LEED certification. These measures are designed to save energy through reduced electricity demand, and therefore reduce building operating costs.
For existing facilities, NYSERDA incentives can be used for lighting retrofits, upgrades to motors systems, energy management systems, heating and cooling systems and other operations. Assistance also is available for energy audits to help indentify cost-effective opportunities to increase energy efficiency, develop greenhouse gas emission inventories and more.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.
Last Updated: 01/17/2014