Grand Central Earth day Event
April 25, 2012
New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones (center), along with MTA Chairman Joseph J. Lhota (left) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority President and CEO Francis J. Murray Jr., gathered together on Earth Day, April 22, at the Grand Central shuttle platform at 42nd Street to announce comprehensive energy efficiency upgrades currently underway at the world famous transportation hub. The initiatives, which include lighting upgrades, high-efficiency motors, and chiller replacement, will result in annual energy bills savings of more than $3 million and curbing of greenhouse gas emissions of about 10 million tons a year.
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