News Advisory and Photo
Opportunity: NYPA White Plains Office Building to Receive Coveted
Environmental Award Thursday
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
WHERE: NYPA White Plains
123 Main St. – Clarence D.
(Opposite Galleria Shopping
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.
■ 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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