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Life's Worc
1501 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
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Life's WORC is a not-for-profit, voluntary agency providing services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families for the past 37 years. Our mission is to provide services that facilitate an independent and productive life experience for individuals with developmental disabilities and austism. The supports offered include 35 community support services, such as weekend recreation, creative arts and music therapy, family education, and school-based interventions for people with autism.

While our primary responsibility is to the people and families we support, we seek to do so in an "earth friendly" way. Life's WORC initiated a Going Green Committee in 2009, and we've made significant changes to the products utilized throughout our multiple locations. This includes, cleaning products, light bulbs, energy-efficient equipment, recycled paper products, computer generated mail, and fuel-efficient vehicles to name a few.

A recent success earning the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance for our agency Main Office located in Garden City, NY. Throughout the past 5 years, we have invested in replacing lighting fixtures with energy-efficient models; modifying our HVAC systems by installing a Andover Control System to reduce the use of heating and cooling of this 3-story, 30,000-square foot-building; installing automatic light sensors which turn off office lights when a room is vacant; and replacing old HVAC motors with variable speed drive motors. In addition to these efforts, a comprehensive recycling program is in place for discarding used batteries or old cellular phone equipment, and we instituted a staff bus or car pool program with incentives to encourage participation. The total cost savings have been substantial as has the 25.7 percent reduction in energy usage. Our carbon footprint has been significantly reduced by reducing gas consumption by 422 Therms, which is equivalent to 4,769 pounds of carbon dioxide not emitted into the atmosphere, and by reducing our electric consumption by 99,963 Kilowatt hours, which is equivalent to 133,950 pounds of carbon dioxide not being released.

Life's WORC will continue to focus our energy on being innovative in the supports we offer to individuals and their families, as well as the way we respect the well-being of the earth we all share.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Life's Worc or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

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Life's Worc

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Life's Worc

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (77)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 30000 sf

Year Constructed: 1971

Contract Type: None

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