The Life Science Complex at Syracuse University has been awarded with NYSERDA's High Performance Building Plaque. The plaque is NYSERDA's way of honoring businesses that perform at least 30 percent above the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code. The 230,000 square foot complex, which was constructed in 2008, utilizes a wide range of energy saving features that make the facility one-third more energy efficient than other buildings its size. Among other energy efficient features, the complex utilizes high-efficiency lighting systems, occupancy sensor lighting controls, high-efficiency elevator systems and a demand-controlled ventilation system. The complex is a positive step forward towards The University's goal of Climate neutrality.
Syracuse University was granted $273,622 in incentives to construct the energy efficient complex under NYSERDA's New Construction program, which aims to improve New York State's energy, economic and environmental well being through increased energy efficiency, the creation of green jobs and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
For more information see the press release at http://www.nyserda.org/Press_Releases/2010/PressReleas20101118.asp.
For information on NYSERDA's New Construction program visit http://www.nyserda.org/programs/new_construction/default.asp.