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Hudson Valley Businesses, Municipalities, K-12 School Districts, Hospitals Reduce Energy Costs By $3.1 Million

124 Hudson Valley Institutions Received NYSERDA Incentives during First Half of 2011

July 28, 2011

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Municipalities, K-12 school districts, hospitals, businesses and colleges throughout Hudson Valley continue to make energy-saving investments that are reducing energy costs by $3.1 million annually, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced today.

NYSERDA's commercial and industrial programs provided nearly $2.8 million dollars in incentives to124 Hudson Valley businesses and institutions during the first six months of 2011. These incentives helped fund the purchase and installation of high performance lighting and controls, HVAC, high efficiency chillers and boilers, building management systems and various other energy efficiency measures.

The energy savings in the Hudson Valley Region—more than 20.3 million—is equivalent to the amount of electricity consumed by 3,000 single-family homes and will be realized by these entities every year for years to come.

Companies and institutions that made performance-based upgrades not only save energy but also improve productivity and lower equipment maintenance and operating costs.

Hudson Valley incentive recipients included:

  • Shop Rite stores in Orange and Putnam Counties replaced old, inefficient lighting with high-performance LED light fixtures and installed occupancy sensors. The project will help reduce annual energy costs by nearly $75,000 annually and decrease electricity consumption by nearly 725,000 kilowatt hours.
  • Amscan Inc. in Chester upgraded its store lighting with energy-efficient light fixtures.  The project will help reduce energy costs by $211,000 annually and decrease electricity consumption by 1.6 million kilowatt hours.
  • United States Postal Service Package and Distribution Center in Newburgh installed high-efficiency lighting and controls. The project will help reduce energy costs by $90,000 annually and decrease electricity consumption by 824,000 kilowatt hours.

“Under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYSERDA is working in partnership with public and private institutions and companies throughout the Hudson Valley to invest in proven technologies and strategies that are reducing energy costs, improving environmental quality and supporting economic growth and job creation,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of NYSERDA. “I commend these leaders for their commitment to more environmentally sustainable practices and encourage other institutions and businesses to apply for the incentives in 2011 for energy efficiency improvements for new and existing building projects.”

NYSERDA is a one-stop shop for credible, accessible information on energy efficiency and, through successful public-private partnerships across New York State, it plays an important economic development role, as it helps all energy consumers improve their bottom lines by reducing operating costs.

The Hudson Valley figures cited above include facilities in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester counties.

For more information, visit NYSERDA.ny.gov.


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