New York About to Embark on Large Energy Savings Plan

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NYEM Headquarters. Photo courtesy of NYPA

NYEM Headquarters. Photo courtesy of NYPA

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his administration’s latest idea to help reduce power usage in public buildings and thus save tax payers millions of dollars over the coming years.

The plan is called the New York Energy Manager, or NYEM, and will consist of a center which will provide public buildings all over the state with real-time information on their energy use. The information will then be used to help building managers to improve their energy performance, resulting in decreases utility bills. The center will be headquartered at the State University of New York’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

The NYEM was designed by, and is being deployed and managed by the New York Power Authority. NYEM’s mandate is not only to help public facilities reduce their energy usage and running costs; it will also take on the responsibility of helping the state to lower emissions of greenhouse gasses, and to create more jobs in the growing green marketplace.

“The NY Energy Manager leverages the very best in smart technology to help the State save millions of dollars a year on energy costs,” Governor Cuomo said. “This facility serves as a statewide energy monitoring hub that will allow us to lower utility expenses, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and continue fostering a robust clean energy economy. I am pleased to see this partnership between NYPA and the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute officially opened, because it is another integral part of our approach to creating a cleaner, greener state for all New Yorkers.”

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