East / Regional Reports

School District Receives Over $200,000 From NYSERDA For Energy Improvements

ALBANY, NY — In an effort to save approximately $425,000 in annual energy costs, the Oswego City School District teamed up with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Siemens Building Technologies to install energy-efficient lighting and motors in 10 school buildings.

The school district is participating in NYSERDA’s Commercial/Industrial Performance Program, which is providing $133,337 for lighting and motor upgrades. NYSERDA’s contribution is part of a $4.6 million project that also includes new energy-efficient windows and a building control system.

“It is important that school districts like Oswego take advantage of the programs NYSERDA has to offer,” said William M. Flynn, president of NYSERDA. “Under the direction of Governor Pataki, NYSERDA is helping a number of schools, businesses, and municipalities to improve energy efficiency and lower energy bills around the state.”

In addition to the funding for new lighting and motors, NYSERDA awarded $44,044 for a comprehensive energy audit of school district facilities and provided $25,000 for the purchase and installation of a web-enabled advanced monitoring (WEAM) system. The WEAM system will help the school district evaluate overall energy use, and the comprehensive energy audit will determine where the school is currently losing energy.

The latest in energy management technology, WEAM systems allow for energy profiling, billing, and rate analysis. By strategically placing a number of meters throughout a facility, users can compare daily energy use. Customers are able to analyze the information from the meters by logging into an assigned website on the Internet. The information is then used to assess the energy demand on a weekly and monthly basis in order to help decrease future energy consumption.

Funding for these projects comes from NYSERDA’s New York Energy Smart program, which is designed to lower electricity costs by encouraging energy efficiency as the state’s electric utilities move to competition. The programs are available to all electric distribution customers — residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial — of Central Hudson, Con Edison, NYSEG, Niagara Mohawk, Orange and Rockland, and Rochester Gas and Electric.

Publication date: 03/11/2002

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

Recent Articles by Greg Mazurkiewicz

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 AHR Expo

Photos from the 2015 AHR Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Posted: February 19, 2015


NEWSMakers: Michael Nark

Michael Nark, CEO of BuildingIQ, talks about the company’s software platform which works with existing building management systems in commercial buildings to adjust HVAC operations to increase cost savings and the future of the building automation and controls market. Posted on March 20.

More Podcasts


NEWS 03-23-15 cover

2015 March 23

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

HVAC Trends

The NEWS regularly reports on HVAC industry trends in our weekly issues. What trends do you see?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con