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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

SUNY ESF Makes Energy Efficiency Improvements:

National Grid reimburses SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry $250,000 for energy efficiency improvements

Dave Tobin | By Dave Tobin | 
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on July 30, 2013 at 12:05 PM, updated July 30, 2013 at 12:51 PM
SYRACUSE, NY -- SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry today announced it has received a $250,000 reimbursement from National Grid to help offset energy efficiency upgrades.
The college has spent more than $670,000 on six projects, including lighting upgrades and improved ventilation systems, which are expected to save $117,000 annually, roughly the cost of 1,435,824 kilowatt hours of electricity, according to the college.
The National Grid incentive amounts to more than one-third of the cost to upgrade campus systems, such as lighting and ventilation, said ESF President Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr. 

The reimbursement comes through National Grid's Custom Incentive program, which is designed to promote and offset the cost for installation of energy efficient equipment that reduces energy consumption and improves operational efficiency. 

National Grid's program is made possible through the New York State Public Service Commission's Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard, which has a goal of reducing energy usage in New York State by 15 percent by the year 2015.
Detailed information on all of National Grid's energy efficiency programs can be found by clicking here.
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