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Governor announces success of energy efficient upgrade projects for New York

Thu, 05/03/2012 - 09:56

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the success of projects completed by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in 2011 that saved taxpayers in the state more than $9 million and created 3,000 jobs, Post Star News reported.

According to the news outlet, the lawmaker spoke to the importance of these projects across the state, as upfront investments would lead to significant long-term savings and could help to change the culture of the state into a more green and sustainable-focused environment.

"The energy efficient upgrades implemented across the state are a win-win, saving taxpayer dollars by lowering energy costs while also reducing carbon pollution," Cuomo said. "New York State has always led the way in progressive energy and environmental reforms, and my administration is committed to continuing this legacy. We will continue to do all we can to provide low-cost, clean power to New York homeowners, businesses, and state facilities, and by doing so save taxpayer money and create jobs."

Certain projects were highlighted by the governor, including the installation of radiant heating systems in the Long Island Railroad station in Queens, which let to a significant reduction in energy consumption at the site.

Large buildings tend to benefit from the use of radiant heating, as products like a Warmboard radiant heating system help to spread heat out evenly, allowing for maximum efficiency in the delivery of warmth and limited parasitic heat loss.

Because the product is able to limit the heat that is lost or wasted when warming a building, it is able to save the building owner and tenants money while still providing them and their customers with a sense of comfortable warmth. 

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