Smart Grid Observer

Constellation Set to Begin Work on $110 Million Energy Efficiency Project for the New York City Housing Authority

Source: Smart Grid Observer

March 19, 2018 --

Constellation, an Exelon company, is set to begin construction on $110 million in energy efficiency improvements for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). The installations, beginning in this month, span a combined 41 developments, 340 buildings and more than 28,000 residences.

Energy conservation measures implemented via the two energy performance contracts (EPCs) NYCHA awarded to Constellation in Summer 2016 are projected to save the Authority an estimated $8.4 million in the first year with continued savings through the 18-year performance period. The work will take place throughout NYCHA properties in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens — including areas impacted by Superstorm Sandy in the fall of 2012.

These improvements are projected to prevent the release of 87 million pounds of COinto the atmosphere yearly. In terms of greenhouse gas reduction, the improvements would have the same annual impact as taking more than 8,300 cars off the road or saving more than 32,000 acres of trees, according to Environmental Protection Agency calculations.

The EPCs align with the NextGeneration NYCHA Sustainability Agenda, which commits to reducing energy consumption by 20 percent by 2026. The improvements also support New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commitment to achieve an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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