Energy Efficiency Project at Stony Brook University Completed

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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:07 pm | Updated: 3:16 pm, Sun Nov 12, 2017.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the completion of a comprehensive energy efficiency project at Stony Brook University in Suffolk County that will save the campus more than $832,000 in annual energy costs while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3,800 tons a year. The project support's Governor Cuomo's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, which is part of the Governor's Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to build a statewide energy system that is clean, resilient and affordable for all New Yorkers.

"We are taking aggressive action to combat climate change in our communities across the state, and innovative energy efficiency projects are key to cutting costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions," said Governor Cuomo. "New York is leading the nation in the green energy movement and pioneering clean technologies to protect our environment for generations to come."

The $5.7 million initiative was financed and implemented by the New York Power Authority in partnership with the State University of New York. The project also directly supports the BuildSmart NY program, which calls for state-owned buildings to realize a 20 percent improvement in energy efficiency by 2020. The energy efficiency improvements included upgrades to the heating and cooling systems at six buildings on the Stony Brook campus, including installation of a chilled water loop interconnection between the university's Centers for Molecular Medicine and Life Sciences buildings.

"Under Governor Cuomo, New York is leading by example with state buildings, taking on the job to affordably and effectively reduce emissions while cutting costs to taxpayers," said Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance, New York State. "By taking these actions, NYPA and Stony Brook University are showing how Reforming the Energy Vision, or REV, can combat climate change by helping us build a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy system."

SOURCE: Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

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