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Constellation Teams with New York Medical College to Conserve Energy, Redesign Lab Space Through $14M Energy Efficiency Project

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.

About New York Medical College

Founded in 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country with nearly 1,500 students and 330 residents and clinical fellows, more than 2,600 faculty members and 23,500 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and Practice, the Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC and the Touro College School of Health Sciences’ nursing program at NYMC. NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities for students, residents, and practitioners.

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