Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
IBTS has joined forces with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and other members of a newly formed collaborative to improve energy efficiency in public buildings in New York State. The Energy Efficiency Innovation Collaborative (EE-INC) will support upgrades being spearheaded by NYPA under a comprehensive program introduced by Andrew M. Cuomo in December 2012 to improve the energy efficiency of state government buildings by 20 percent by 2020.
EE-INC is seeking commercial, but not yet widely deployed, energy efficiency technologies in support of Build Smart NY, which resulted from Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 88.
IBTS will be deeply involved in the matching process of technologies with publicly-owned buildings. The first step of the process was launched on February 6 with the EE-INC website, which calls for manufacturers to register to participate in the program. Manufacturers have until March 25 to complete the first online Request for Information (RFI). For additional information on EE-INC, and to participate in the program, visit http://www.eeinc-ny.com/.
“IBTS is proud to support New York communities and facilitate positive economic impacts on government facilities through leadership with NYPA in this collaborative,” said Shyam Choudhary, IBTS Chief Operating Officer. “This initiative will also help companies with newer, yet proven, technologies broaden their market penetration throughout New York State, thereby saving energy-related costs and promoting job creation in alignment with the Executive Orders of the Governor of New York and our non-profit mission to reduce the burden of governance.”
“With the ongoing involvement of IBTS in this initiative, our network including national public associations, ESCOs and manufacturers will be informed about EE-INC and the opportunity to work together in public buildings to increase energy efficiency,” said Dustin Knutson, IBTS Director of Energy Services. “It’s exciting to be working with NYPA on a program that will make an impact on New York by not only meeting the requirement of reducing energy usage but contributing to workforce development.”
IBTS has pulled together a team that brings different skill sets in evaluating technologies and matching appropriate projects to demonstrate energy efficiency. The IBTS team includes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Courtney-Strong Inc., QuES&T, CorAdvisors and Building Insight.
IBTS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping communities through quality services that reduce risk, enhance public safety, and improve quality of life. IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia with branch offices across the country. IBTS’s work is guided by a Board of Directors made up of government officials appointed by five of the most highly respected, grassroots, state and local governmental associations. The board appointing organizations include the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), the Council of State Governments (CSG), the National Association of Counties (NACo), the National League of Cities (NLC), and International City/County Management Association (ICMA).