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Energy program saves NY schools $37M annually

Energy program saves NY schools $37M annually

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The New York Power Authority says its energy efficiency program for schools has saved districts $37 million in energy costs annually and cut greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 180,000 tons a year.

The accelerated energy efficiency initiatives are highlighted in a best practices report available on NYPA's website ( ).

The Power Authority says its Energy Services for Schools Program has benefited nearly 1,300 schools in 33 counties, which represent about 30 percent of public K-12 facilities statewide.

Installations include new lighting and sensors; energy efficient chillers, boilers and controls; and modernized heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. Also, solar photovoltaic arrays and replacement of coal boilers with heating systems that burn natural gas and No. 2 fuel oil.


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