NYPA White Plains Office Building’s Energy Use Cut in Half: Project Addresses Governor's “Green and Clean” State Building Goals

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Michael Saltzman

February 25, 2003

The New York Power Authority Tuesday marked the completion of energy efficiency improvements at its corporate office in White Plains—the Clarence D. Rappleyea Building. Named for the former Power Authority chairman, the multi-million dollar measures will cut the 17-storey building’s energy use by more than 50 percent, and greenhouse gas emissions by more than 4,000 tons each year.

The improvements are also in keeping with an executive order issued by Governor George Pataki about two years ago, setting ambitious energy-saving goals for state-owned office buildings.

To date, the Power Authority has undertaken more than 1200 energy-efficiency projects across the state that have made significant inroads in reducing power demand, while saving state and municipal governments more than $80 million a year on their electric bills.

You’re free to use any of the following six audio cuts from Tuesday’s event:

Audio Excerpts from February 25 event:
(Excerpts are in MP3 format - to download, right click on link and "save to target")

  • Cut #1 (:23)  NYPA Chairman Louis P. Ciminelli on the completion of the work...

    Incue-  We are very proud…Outcue- state-owned buildings.

  • CUT #2 (:28)  Chairman Ciminelli citing the energy, environmental and economic benefits.

    Incue- Today we...Outcue- $400(k) each year.

  • CUT #3 (:11)   Ciminelli, stating that the work at the Rappleyea building should serve as a model for other organizations.

    Incue- What the Power Authority…Outcue- to follow suit.

  • CUT #4 (:29)  Power Authority President Eugene Zeltmann, crediting former NYPA Chairman C.D. “Rapp” Rappleyea for stepping up the Power Authority’s energy-efficiency efforts for publicly-owned facilities around the state during his years as Authority chairman, from 1995 through early 2001.

  • CUT #5 (:22)  Former NYPA Chairman Rappleyea, on the improvements at the White Plains building named in his honor.

    Incue- I certainly appreciate…Outcue- headquarters.

  • CUT #6 (:10)  C.D. “Rapp” Rappleyea, citing Governor Pataki’s role in bringing about the Power Authority’s energy efficiency efforts.

    Incue- Our Governor…Outcue- for NYPA.

For more information, see Feb. 25 press release on this web site, or call…914-390-8181.