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News Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA White Plains Office Building to Receive Coveted Environmental Award Thursday

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Maura Balaban
914-390-8171
maura.balaban@nypa.gov
Connie Cullen
914-390-8196
connie.cullen@nypa.gov

January 23, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) main administrative office building in White Plains will be formally recognized Thursday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m., by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as one of the nation’s premier buildings for environmental sustainability. NYPA Chairman Frank S. McCullough, Jr. and President and CEO Timothy S. Carey will be joined by USGBC President, CEO & Founding Chairman Rick Fedrizzi in front of the Clarence D. Rappleyea Building, at 123 Main St., to mark the facility’s becoming the first Gold-EB in New York State under the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System for existing buildings (EB).

Following the event, there will be an opportunity to tour the facility’s green building attributes, including roof-mounted solar panels, a microturbine, two 450-ton chillers, high-efficiency lighting and use of non-hazardous paints and cleaning products.  An informal lunch will be provided.

             EVENT:           First NYS Building to Achieve LEED Gold-EB Status

             WHEN:            Thursday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m.

             WHERE:          NYPA White Plains Headquarters Building
                                    123 Main St. – Clarence D. Rappleyea Building
                                    (Opposite Galleria Shopping Center)

Parking available at: Rappleyea Building Garage—Entrances on Main Street (at Williams St.) and Hamilton Avenue (Media only); The Galleria—Entrances on Main Street and Martine Avenue; The White Plains Mall—Entrance on Cottage Place.

  About NYPA:

 ■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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