$4.3 million energy savings deal to reduce massive amount of carbon emissions

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In New York, the City of Peekskill has approved an energy savings performance contract with Ameresco to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy conservation.

The project will include upgrading infrastructure in buildings with energy efficient models to reduce carbon emissions by 1,100 tons, sulphur oxide by seven tons and nitrous oxide by three tons per year.

The ‘Green’ initiative will help the city to move forward with its renewable energy agenda.

Upgrades to be made include LED lighting and controls, street lights, HVAC systems, boiler replacements, building management systems, smart power strips and pipe insulation.

City of Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey, said: “This Council made a commitment to be better environmental stewards of our community and drive a green agenda that benefits our children and families, our taxpayers, and our planet.

“The Council has executed numerous initiatives including working with the Nature Conservancy to analyse regional approaches to addressing climate change, earning designation as a ‘Clean Community’ to qualify for New York State Energy Research and Development Authority grant funding for future green projects, as well as obtaining certification in New York State’s ‘Climate Smart Communities’ program.

“This [project] is a major step forward, which will reduce our emissions starting today, not months or years from now, but today. It will also allow us to move forward with a renewables agenda for years to come. I particularly want to recognize Deputy Mayor Kathie Talbot for her work here, and as a leading voice on this Council for smart, progressive energy conservation and green initiatives.”