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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Albany, New York

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a public benefit corporation, aims to help New York meet its energy goals: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment. This is the fifth time NYSERDA has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition, firmly establishing itself as the national leader in delivering energy efficiency programs. Key accomplishments include:

  • Completing more than 5,000 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR retrofits in 2009 and 28,000 projects to date for a cumulative savings of 20 million kWhs and 898,000 MMBTUs.
  • Benchmarking more than 150 million square feet of office space, representing about one-third of the total commercial office square footage in New York City, through its Focus on Commercial Real Estate Program.
  • Helping 200 K-12 school districts reduce energy consumption by an average of 22% and lower CO2 emissions by 18%; eight school districts achieved ENERGY STAR Leader milestones and earned the ENERGY STAR for 97 buildings.
  • Training more than 2,100 students as part of NYSERDA energy efficiency workforce development initiatives.
  • Increasing supply and demand for ENERGY STAR qualified products in partnership with retailers and manufacturers; NYSERDA estimates that ENERGY STAR qualified products currently account for 66% of appliances, 89% of room air conditioners, and 60% of lighting fixture and CFL sales in retail partner stores.