NYPA White Plains Office Building’s Energy Use Cut in
Half: Project Addresses Governor's “Green and Clean” State Building
The New York Power
Authority Tuesday marked the completion of energy efficiency improvements at
its corporate office in White Plains—the Clarence D. Rappleyea
Building. Named for the former Power Authority chairman, the multi-million
dollar measures will cut the 17-storey building’s energy use by more than 50
percent, and greenhouse gas emissions by more than 4,000 tons each year.
The improvements are also
in keeping with an executive order issued by Governor George Pataki about
two years ago, setting ambitious energy-saving goals for state-owned office
To date, the Power
Authority has undertaken more than 1200 energy-efficiency projects across
the state that have made significant inroads in reducing power demand, while
saving state and municipal governments more than $80 million a year on their
You’re free to use any of
the following six audio cuts from Tuesday’s event:
Audio Excerpts from February 25
(Excerpts are in MP3 format - to download, right click on link and "save
Cut #1 (:23)
NYPA Chairman Louis P. Ciminelli on the completion of the work...
Incue- We are very proud…Outcue- state-owned buildings.
CUT #2 (:28)
Chairman Ciminelli citing the energy, environmental and economic benefits.
Incue- Today we...Outcue- $400(k) each year.
CUT #3 (:11)
Ciminelli, stating that the work at the Rappleyea building should serve as
a model for other organizations.
Incue- What the Power Authority…Outcue- to follow suit.
CUT #4 (:29)
Power Authority President Eugene Zeltmann, crediting former NYPA Chairman
C.D. “Rapp” Rappleyea for stepping up the Power Authority’s
energy-efficiency efforts for publicly-owned facilities around the state
during his years as Authority chairman, from 1995 through early 2001.
CUT #5 (:22) Former
NYPA Chairman Rappleyea, on the improvements at the White Plains
building named in his honor.
Incue- I certainly appreciate…Outcue-
CUT #6 (:10) C.D.
“Rapp” Rappleyea, citing Governor Pataki’s role in bringing about the
Power Authority’s energy efficiency efforts.
Incue- Our Governor…Outcue- for NYPA.
For more information, see
Feb. 25 press release on this Web site, or call…914-390-8181