Six projects supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have been recognized by the Greater New York Construction User CouncilLink opens in new window – close new window to return to this page. (GNYCUC) as some of the year’s most outstanding construction projects in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area.
Efficiency in Action
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 under Article 8, Title 9 [PDF] and Title 9A[PDF] of the State Public Authorities Law through the reconstitution of the New York State Atomic and Space Development Authority.
Voltage regulation has been a critical part of power system operation since Thomas Edison first lit electric lights over Menlo Park on New Year’s Eve in 1880. For many years, electric utility companies initiated load reductions during critical peak load periods by reducing voltages delivered to air conditioners, home appliances and industrial machinery.
“This achievement is among many that we have received that helps demonstrate our mission for environmental stewardship and also in our efforts to lower our energy costs,” said Roland Vance, Environmental and Safety Manager at St. Joseph Hospital.
While there are lots of low hanging fruit (low/no cost and O&M activities) out there, the most significant opportunities to reduce energy usage require retrofits and upgrades in order to capture the benefit. Capital investment decisions need to be made by business stakeholders before projects can get off the ground.
As part of the Energize Connecticut initiative, the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund recently recognized Two Roads Brewing Company with an Energy Efficiency Leadership Award for its distinct energy sustainability and environmental stewardship efforts.
The Right Light—effective, energy-efficient lighting—can save 20 to 30 percent on a customer’s electric bills. Maintenance costs are lower, because energy-efficient lighting lasts longer than traditional lighting.