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New York College Energy Saving

New York College Energy Saving

NEW York State’s Nazareth College estimates to save over $441,000 annually in energy costs, thanks to $575,000 from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

"New York State is a national leader in green building, and the projects at Nazareth College are another example of the way NYSERDA helps large organizations decrease their energy use while reducing their operational expenses in support of [New York] Governor Cuomo's energy agenda," said John B. Rhodes, President and CEO, NYSERDA. "By working with NYSERDA, Nazareth College ensures that its construction and improvement efforts incorporate the latest energy-efficiency and green building features into project design."

Peckham Hall opened in 2012. At 74,000 square feet, it is the largest academic facility on the Nazareth campus and features state-of-the-art science labs, classrooms and open spaces, as well as two green roof gardens that extend the college's environmental initiatives to provide energy savings, reduce water runoff and increase roof life.

"Nazareth College partnered with NYSERDA early on in the design of Peckham Hall. This was our first LEED(r) building, and the technical assistance we received form NYSERDA, along with the collaboration with the design and commissioning team, was invaluable. It was a pleasure to partner and we are already working on our next project together," said Michael LaPoint, director of construction and renovation services at Nazareth College.

NYSERDA funding at Peckham Hall paid for part of the additional cost of energy-efficiency measures above typical construction standards. The work included design and installation of an energy-efficient building shell, high-performance windows, energy-efficient lighting, occupancy sensor controls, an energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and other measures.

As a result of the energy efficiency measures, Peckham Hall is more than 35% more energy efficient than a comparable building built only to meet code requirements. At this building alone, the college is saving enough energy each year to power 110 single-family homes.

Enigin are not involved in the above initiative but they are helping colleges, businesses and consumers to become more energy efficient. To find out more about their energy saving technology and solutions, contact your local Enigin distributor today. 

Picture of Nazareth College by NazarethAlum (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday 25th February 2014

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