$1 million energy saving project in Suffolk County, N.Y. completed
The energy efficiency project will save $114,000 in annual energy costs and remove nearly 500 tons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere every year—the equivalent of taking more than 100 cars off the road.
The energy-saving measures made at the Office of Mental Health's Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, a 290 bed inpatient and outpatient facility, included enhanced boiler controls, high efficiency outdoor lighting around the complex and improvements to the air-handling system.
The New York Power Authority financed and implemented the energy efficiency upgrades, which were carried out under Governor Cuomo’s BuildSmart NY program, a comprehensive statewide initiative to increase energy efficiency in public buildings, and supports the state’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.
Pilgrim has had a 12 percent reduction in energy use intensity since 2010, putting them on track to meet the BuildSmart program’s like-minded goal of 20 percent improvement in energy efficiency by 2020.
The measures also support New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to build a statewide energy system that is clean, resilient and affordable for all New Yorkers. ■
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