The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the City University of New York (CUNY) are partnering on $26 million in comprehensive energy efficiency improvements at the City College of New York (CCNY). Once completed, it will save 15% in electricity consumption annually and reduce maintenance costs.
The energy-saving project encompasses comprehensive air-handling upgrades, including motor replacements and control system improvements at the North Academic Center building at CCNY. As a result of the upgrades, the building’s air-handling units will be modified to achieve building occupant comfort while maximizing energy savings.
Since 2011, NYPA and CUNY have partnered to complete more than $172 million in energy efficiency projects at numerous CUNY facilities, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 12,500 tons annually. NYPA and CUNY are currently partnering to implement nearly $32.5 million in additional energy-saving projects.
The energy-efficiency measures, financed and implemented by NYPA in partnership with CUNY, are being carried out under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s BuildSmart NY program, a comprehensive statewide initiative to increase energy efficiency in public buildings.