June 20, 2013
Six projects supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have been recognized by the Greater New York Construction User Council (GNYCUC) as some of the year’s most outstanding construction projects in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area.
Of the nine projects honored recently at GNYCUC’s 2013 chairman’s reception, six are working with NYSERDA to receive performance-based incentives to help offset the cost of implementing energy-efficiency measures. As a result of these improvements, each site is expected to achieve measurable energy and cost savings.
“Congratulations to the projects being recognized, and to our customers who are aggressively incorporating greater energy efficiency measures in these projects,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO, NYSERDA. “Our partnership with these sites and their teams will help each building achieve goals to improve energy use while cutting overhead costs. These efforts help the state move toward Governor Cuomo’s vision for growth of a clean-energy economy, provide good jobs and improve the environment.”
NYSERDA’s customers named top projects in the following categories include:
- Higher Education Project: Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University: Energy-efficiency measures at Fordham’s 47,460-square-foot Hughes Hall include: increased exterior wall insulation, premium-efficiency motors, variable frequency drives, economizers, high-efficiency chiller and low-flow water fixtures. Projected Savings: Reduce annual energy costs by more than $53,000 and decrease electricity use by more than 53,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year. NYSERDA Incentive: $30,000.
- Commercial Project: 250 West 55th St., owned and developed by Boston Properties: Energy-efficiency measures at the 851,000-square-foot commercial building include: above-code roof insulation, high-efficiency lighting, occupancy sensors, energy-efficient heating and cooling, and efficient elevators with regenerative drives. Projected Savings: Reduce annual energy costs by more than $121,000 and decrease electricity consumption by more than 360,000 kWh per year. NYSERDA Incentive Award: $154,000.
- Residential Project: 130 West 12th St. Conversion, developed by the Rudin Family: Energy-efficiency measures for the substantial renovation of an existing 14-story, 103,989- square-foot building include: high-efficiency lighting, Energy Star® appliances, condensing boilers, window replacement, additional insulation on envelope, chillers, variable frequency drives and premium-efficiency motors. Projected Savings: Reduce annual energy costs by more than $66,000 and decrease electricity use by more than 224,000 kWh per year. NYSERDA Incentive Award: $103,000.
- Healthcare Project: Mount Sinai Center for Science and Medicine: Energy-efficiency measures at the new 423,000- square-foot building to house the School of Medicine’s Center for Science and Medicine include: exterior roof insulation, high-efficiency lighting, energy recovery, premium-efficiency motors and economizers. Projected Savings: Reduce annual energy costs by more than $1 million and decrease electricity use by more than 1.9 million kWh per year. NYSERDA Incentive Award: $504,000.
- Athletic Facility: Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University: Energy-efficiency measures at Columbia’s 47,700- square-foot Campbell Sports Center include: high-efficiency lighting system and boilers, demand-control ventilation, economizers and variable frequency drives. Projected Savings: Reduce annual energy costs by more than $45,000 and decrease electricity use by more than 150,000 kWh per year. NYSERDA Incentive Award: $98,000.
- Cultural Project: Lincoln Square Synagogue: Energy-efficiency measures at the 45,000-square-foot synagogue include: high-efficiency air conditioning units, boilers, lighting and occupancy sensors; and demand-control ventilation. Projected Savings: Reduce annual energy costs by more than $86,000 and decrease electricity consumption by more than 468,000 kWh per year. NYSERDA Incentive Award: $194,353.
NYSERDA’s Commercial and Industrial Programs help commercial, industrial and institutional enterprises reduce energy consumption and costs. Programs for new and existing buildings provide financial and technical assistance in planning, designing, and implementing energy and productivity improvements.
The GNYCUC advances the practical needs of owners and “users” of construction and construction-related services in New York through an understanding of construction policy, methodology and technology.
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: 12/17/2013