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Great Forest Clients Nominated for Energy New York Awards

Each year, the New York Energy Consumers Council (NYECC) honors organizations and/or individuals who have demonstrated exceptional qualities of vision, innovation, and leadership in strengthening the energy reliability and economic competitiveness of New York by presenting them with Energy New York Awards (ENYA). This year Great Forest was proud to have two clients nominated for this honor:

St. Albert Hall (St. John’s University). A leader in the PlaNYC “University Challenge,” St. John’s University (STJ) is deep into a three-year plan built on an investment grade energy audit and $22 million in energy projects. This Plan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2014. The conversion project, which incorporates important chemical safety and air quality measures, is estimated to save 800,000 kwh and 46,000 Therms annually.

399 Park Avenue (Boston Properties). The team at Boston Properties at 399 Park Avenue has reduced site energy use by an impressive 16.5% since December 2008. Because the building is so large (1.697 M SF) the net greenhouse gas reduction totals 2562 MTCO2e for the same period. This is the equivalent to removing 506 passenger vehicles from the road or not consuming 6165 barrels of oil. Their Energy Star Portfolio Manager rating increased 9.7% during this time.

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