Energy Program Saves NY Schools $37M Annually

ALBANY (AP) -

The New York Power Authority says its energy efficiency program for schools has saved districts $37 million in energy costs annually, highlighted in a best practices report. The program — for which the Orthodox Union is working on a state bill to extend to private and religious schools — 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.