Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) financed and completed 83 energy efficiency projects in 2012 at public facilities throughout New York State. The upgrades, totaling more than $88 million, will provide annual energy savings of $6.4 million to New York taxpayers. The projects will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 34,000 tons a year, equivalent to removing more than 6,400 cars from the road.
“Increasing energy efficiency statewide in public facilities is a common-sense investment in New York’s future and a core component of the state’s energy, economic development and environmental policies,” Governor Cuomo said. “Under the ‘Build Smart NY’ initiative, we are prioritizing projects to make buildings ‘greener’ and more sustainable, which will help create jobs, save New York taxpayers millions of dollars for years to come, and combat the growing threat of climate change.”