NYPA Chief Operating
Officer Carey—A Cortlandt Resident—Receives National Award from U.S. Green
Connie M. Cullen
November 14, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—Timothy S. Carey, chief operating
officer (COO), New York Power Authority (NYPA), was honored for his
contribution to sustainable design and implementing green building
construction guidelines at an award ceremony Thursday (Nov. 10) during
the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)—Green Building 2005
Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Carey, a former Westchester County legislator,
served as president and chief executive officer of the Hugh L. Carey
Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) when the BPCA Board of Directors
voted to adopt a policy of sustainable construction for the remaining
4.5 million square feet of undeveloped land in Battery Park City. Carey
was responsible for BPCA’s adoption of Residential and Commercial
Environmental Guidelines, which mandate that all future development in
Battery Park City reduce energy and water consumption, incorporate
recycled materials in construction as well as recycle construction waste
and enhance indoor air quality. The Solaire in Battery Park City was the
nation’s first sustainable residential high-rise building constructed
under these guidelines.
“The Power Authority family of customers, staff and
trustees across New York extend to Tim our heartiest congratulations on
this well-deserved recognition,” said Joseph J. Seymour, chairman, NYPA.
“Tim’s expertise in sustainable design and construction perfectly
complements NYPA’s energy conservation initiatives to help realize
Governor George Pataki’s efforts to reduce dependency on foreign oil,
improve air quality and cut utility costs.”
“Tim fully appreciates that attainment of
environmental and economic goals doesn’t have to come at the expense of
one or the other, and that’s crystallized by the sustainable building
construction at Battery Park City Authority, which he spearheaded,” said
Eugene W. Zeltmann, president and chief executive officer, NYPA.
“Advanced energy technologies make progress in both areas possible, as
we’re proving everyday at the New York Power Authority through
investment in energy efficiency and new clean generating technologies.”
The 2005 USGBC Leadership Award for Advocacy and
Influence recognizes outstanding vision, leadership and commitment to
the evolution of green building design and construction. Governor
Pataki received the 2002 USGBC Leadership Award for being the first
Governor to introduce Green Building Tax Credits and for his overall
work toward promoting sustainable development.
During his tenure at BPCA, Carey was also
responsible for working to recover Battery Park City following the
attack on the World Trade Center, located across the street. In
September 2005, Carey was appointed NYPA COO after stepping down from
the BPCA following six years of service.
Before joining the BPCA, Carey served as chairman
and executive director of the New York State Consumer Protection Board
and as director of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs for
Governor Pataki. He began his public service career in 1984, when he was
elected to the first of five consecutive terms on the Westchester County
Board of Legislators as representative of the city of Peekskill and the
town of Cortlandt. As a legislator, he served as chairman of both the
Committee on Community Affairs and Housing, and the Public Works
Committee. He also chaired the Task Force on the Board of Elections.
His membership service included seats on the following committees:
Public Works, Budget, Legislative, and County Officers and Departments.
He also served on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board.
Carey currently serves as chairman of the
Westchester Community College Board of Trustees. He formerly served as
a board member for the New York State Energy Research and Development
Authority, a public-benefit corporation that encourages innovative
technologies for solutions to energy and environmental issues, and as a
trustee for NYPA.
Mr. Carey and his wife Alida reside in the town of
Cortlandt. They are the proud parents of a daughter, Dawn, and three
sons, Thomas, Sean, and Brian and have four grandchildren. Carey has
written and lectured on issues of government and politics.
The New York Power Authority is the nation’s
largest nonfederal public power utility, with 17 generating plants in
various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of
transmission lines. NYPA uses no tax money or credit in its
operations. The Power Authority finances operations through the sale of
bonds and earns revenue from proceeds of its operations, which is in
large part, the sale of electricity. NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technology and electric transportation