New York agencies ordered to increase efficiency by 20%

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order directing state agencies to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order directing state agencies to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years.

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order last week directing state agencies to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years.

To implement the order, the state will use its own energy data to fast-track projects that are the most cost-effective.The largest and most inefficient buildings will be retrofitted first with new lighting fixtures and controls, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems, electric motors and automated energy management systems.

The New York Power Authority, the state’s public power organization, has set aside $450 million in low-cost financing for the project, dubbed “Build Smart NY.”

For more on Build Smart, click here.

From the Albany Business Review.

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