“The programs NYSERDA offers are helping commercial customers, like Albany Molecular Research, save energy and cut costs,” said NYSERDA president William M. Flynn. “The technical and financial assistance available through our New Construction Program lowers the cost of energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy technologies, which are helping Albany Molecular save nearly $140,000 in annual energy costs.”
“One of the greatest challenges of this project was choosing the most cost-effective building technology alternatives,” said David M. Coon, facility director of Albany Molecular. NYSERDA offers technical and financial assistance to evaluate and design energy-efficient and renewable energy options. The customer receives cash back for installing cost-effective electric efficiency measures in new or substantially renovated buildings. Additional incentives are available to make the building “green” by installing renewable technologies.
Albany Molecular and the design team, Friedman Fisher Associates, P.C. of Albany, began the project by working with NYSERDA to evaluate the feasibility of installing a geothermal system at the site. An additional $48,000 was provided for the study through NYSERDA’s Flexible Technical Assistance Program. The actual design of the geothermal system was provided by Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. of Latham. Recommended equipment included:
Additional information on NYSERDA’s programs is available at www.nyserda.org.
Publication date: 07/01/2002