Retrofits at 125 Worth Street
In May, DCAS DEM, in partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), completed lighting upgrades, the installation of sensors, and the replacement of motors at 125 Worth Street in Lower Manhattan. The 10-story building, pictured below, was built in 1935 and currently houses offices for DCAS, the Health and Hospitals Corporation, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Department of Sanitation. It is also where the public can go to pick up birth and death certificates.
This project represents the most common type of energy-saving retrofit that DEM implements across a wide spectrum of City buildings. Lighting upgrades are relatively straightforward and produce reliable energy savings. In this case, the total project cost was $421,000 and annual savings are expected to be over $53,000 for a simple payback of under eight years. Annual electricity savings are estimated to be just over 475,000 kWh, equivalent to taking approximately 100 New York City households off the grid.
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