ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has issued an executive order directing state agencies to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years.
The administration says it has an implementation plan that will set project priorities based on energy savings per dollar spent, expected to address the most inefficient buildings first.
The New York Power Authority has committed to provide $450 million in low-cost financing.
According to the governor's office, most projects will require no capital spending upfront, with agencies expected to repay loans through energy savings.
The order also applies to public authorities and commissions where Cuomo appoints the leadership.
The April 1, 2020, energy goal is 20 percent below average energy use of those buildings in fiscal 2010-2011.