Project Profile: Watertown’s Dulles State Office Building Cuts Energy Costs in Half With NYPA Upgrade
New York State’s tallest building north of Syracuse, the 11-story Dulles State Office Building in Watertown, will see its annual energy costs cut in half with NYPA energy services, saving taxpayers $350,000.
The work at Dulles is one of 100 similar Power Authority energy-efficiency projects completed at facilities managed by the state Office of General Services (OGS) statewide. Twelve more facilities will receive energy upgrades, resulting in annual savings of more than $17 million, in a long-term energy partnership between OGS and NYPA.
As with other projects in its Energy Services Program, NYPA is financing the upfront costs of $3.3 million, which will be repaid by OGS through a portion of its energy savings. After a payback period of less than seven years, OGS will realize all of the savings. Dulles will feature new heating and lighting technologies to increase comfort and lower costs.
Other examples of the NYPA-OGS energy partnership include: