to Conduct Energy Audit
The Clarkstown Town Board has selected Daylight
Savings Company to conduct a series of energy audits for all of its
municipal buildings. The Board approved the contract at its Thursday, November
8, 2007 meeting.
Daylight Savings Company has a history
of working for and conducting energy audits for New York municipalities. It was selected for
the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA’s)
Energy Audit program for the Bronx, Westchester, Rockland
and Orange Counties.
The NYSERDA’s Energy Audit program
performs audits for small businesses, not for profit organizations, commercial
enterprises and governmental facilities that help identify practical and
financially viable improvements or modifications that could produce annual
energy savings. Most often the savings comes as a result of energy –efficiency
measures which in turn lead to a reduction in energy consumption. Reducing
energy consumption has positive impacts on the environment and municipal
“This is a win/win for Clarkstown”,
said Supervisor Gromack. “There just aren’t any down sides to a program that
helps us reduce energy costs, reduce emissions and reduce our reliance on
foreign energy sources.”
Gromack credited Town Board members for
moving ahead with implementing the audit and acknowledged the leadership of
Councilwoman Shirley Lasker on the issue. Earlier this year, Councilwoman
Lasker encouraged the Town Board to join ICLEI, an international association of
local governments committed to sustainable development and energy conservation.
“This audit, which will include a
review of 12 Town buildings, will provide us with baseline information
regarding how much energy we are currently using and ways in which we can
reduce that consumption. Every dollar we save in energy consumption is one less
dollar we will need in taxes.” said Lasker.
“But it’s not just about the money” she
added, “It’s also about our environment. Reducing energy consumption leads to
cleaner air and a healthier environment I’m proud that our town has taken the
first of many steps to join other state, county and local governments as well
as major corporations in a systematic plan to reduce energy consumption,
conserve resources and clean up our air”.