VALHALLA, N.Y. — Constellation, an Exelon company, and New York Medical College (NYMC) announced today that construction is underway on a $14 million energy efficiency project spanning 11 buildings at the college’s campus in Valhalla, N.Y.
Part of NYMC’s GreeNYMC sustainability initiative, the project is expected to be completed in early 2022 and calls for interior and exterior lighting to be upgraded to high-efficient LED, as well as the implementation of energy management systems, water conservation measures and HVAC upgrades. The majority of the upgrades will take place at the College’s Basic Sciences Building, which will also undergo a complete laboratory reconfiguration, including fume hood replacements.
“We are excited to partner with Constellation on this transformative project. The initiative will provide New York Medical College with state-of-the-art core research space and cutting-edge infrastructure upgrades while supporting NYMC’s high standard for environmental stewardship,” said Sarah Cottet, executive director of facilities management and capital planning, NYMC.
In total, the bundle of energy conservation measures (ECMs) is expected to help NYMC reduce its energy consumption by more than 5.6 million kilowatt hours and avoid nearly 4,000 metric tons in carbon emissions annually, the greenhouse gas equivalent of removing more than 850 cars off the road in one year according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates. The ECMs are also expected to help NYMC save nearly $800,000 in energy costs in the first year, with continued savings over the course of a 19-year energy performance contract. The project will be partially financed through a $1.3 million grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s Energy to Lead Competition as well as more than $2 million in Consolidated Edison incentives.
“We’re pleased to work with NYMC to develop and implement customized energy solutions that will enable the college to reduce its carbon footprint and manage its energy spend,” said John Wardle, vice president, Energy Efficiency, at Constellation. “In addition to helping the college achieve its sustainability goals, we’re excited for NYMC’s students, faculty, staff, and researchers to experience the benefits of a completely redesigned lab space.”
To learn more about Constellation’s Energy Efficiency offerings, visit, constellation.com.