The New York Power Authority has completed the latest phase of energy efficiency improvements at the College at Brockport, and officials say it will save the college more than $300,000 a year in energy costs. The Power Authority says the changes will also remove nearly 1300 tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
The latest upgrades are part of nearly $12 million in energy efficiency improvements at Brockport over the last two years.
Gil Quiniones is the President and CEO of the New York Power Authority. He says his agency often partners with SUNY schools on projects like this.
"The state university system is the largest energy user in terms of public buildings and also they are learning institutions, so they are predisposed to sustainability and to energy effici+ency, so they're a natural partner."
The upgrades include work done with mechanical and electrical systems, as well as lighting, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
The power authority provides low cost financing for the work and the College at Brockport also got assistance from National Grid and Rochester Gas & Electric. The improvements at Brockport also include installing solar energy equipment.