Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), located in Albany, New York, encompasses more than 303,300 square feet of office space. The organization's mission is to provide educational leadership, services, and support to meet the needs of the students and school districts it serves. In 2009, Capital Region BOCES launched an energy conservation and management program to improve the energy performance of its office buildings. The organization's governing board embraces energy conservation and aims to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to conserve energy and natural resources while exercising sound financial management. Capital Region BOCES has been an ENERGY STAR Partner since 2010.
Capital Region BOCES has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving energy efficiency by more than 20 percent compared to a 2008 baseline and as a Top Performer for achieving an average ENERGY STAR energy performance score of 84 across its portfolio of buildings. Through the participation of its almost 1,000 employees, Capital Region BOCES has saved approximately $700,000 since the inception of its energy conservation and management program. Compared to its 2008 baseline, Capital Region BOCES is preventing the emissions of more than 420 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 9,800 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.