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New York State School District Saves Energy and Money with New York Energy $mart

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and New York Energy $mart has enabled Elmira City School District to renovate, saving energy, protecting the environment, and cutting its utility bills. The project Hendy Avenue School in the Elmira City School District was built in 1926. Both the school building and the gymnasium needed updating and enlarging. The school building was originally 32,400 square feet. This original building was renovated, and a new multi-use two-story addition of 46,700 square feet was constructed. The project began with an energy feasibility study. NYSERDA uses Science Applications International Corporation as their…

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New York School Sees the Light with Energy-efficient Upgrade

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has enabled a school district in Central New York to upgrade their lighting and controls. The Marcellus Central School District has long been committed to protecting the environment. The District is in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York, home to 26 state parks and the “Grand Canyon of the East.” The District has taken the lead in projects to maintain and preserve the natural landscape. Installing energy-efficient lighting in school buildings will lessen environmental impact by reducing carbon emissions. Lighting upgrade The lighting project consists of replacing about 650 old, inefficient lights…

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New York School Pioneers Renewable Energy

The Port Jefferson Union Free School District in New York State is the first in the District to install energy-saving energy-efficient solar energy. Port Jefferson is home to the annual Dickens Festival, when the town is transformed into the pre-electricity 19th century to celebrate the writer’s life. Charles Dickens himself would doubtless approve of using renewable power. The photovoltaic project The Port Jefferson Union Free School District (UFSD) is installing a 48 KW photovoltaic system on the roof of the town’s Edna Louise Spear Elementary School. Energy savings are estimated to be more than $9,000 every year. This photovoltaic system…

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A Library Uses Cutting-edge Solar Energy in New York State

The Town of Esopus Library in the Hudson River Valley has installed cutting-edge solar technology to save energy and save dollars. The Library is becoming a place to check out renewable energy as well as books. “We’re hoping to be a place to come to learn about renewable energy,” said Library Director Kelly Tomaseski. “We think that people will be more likely to invest in a similar project if they can see it in practice.” The Library used an award of over $96,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment act to finance this project. This is part of the New…

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NYSERDA’s Business Partners Program Highlight: Chiodo Heating & Air Conditioning

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is helping New York meet its energy goals by reducing energy consumption, by promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and by protecting the environment. This means energy-efficiency is key, and one of the ways NYSERDA helps improve energy efficiency is through its Business Partners program. NYSERDA has a HVAC Partner program, with the goal of improving the energy-efficiency of New York’s HVAC equipment and maintenance services. Chiodo Heating & Air Conditioning, in central New York State, is one of NYSERDA’s HVAC Business Partners. What are the benefits to Chiodo?…

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