Energy Efficient Schools Recognized in NY

Ithaca School District First in NYS to Have Two Buildings Verified as Exceptional in Energy-Efficiency

NYSERDA, June 24, 2013

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that the Lehman Alternative Community School and Kulp Auditorium have received the New York Collaborative of High Performance Schools (NY-CHPS) distinction for high level energy-efficiency achievement. With these designations, the Ithaca City School District becomes the first district in the State with two NY-CHPS Verified School buildings.

Both Lehman Alternative Community School and Kulp Auditorium were recognized for addition and renovation projects that increased energy efficiency well above what is required by the New York State energy code. Lehman was recognized for being 30 percent more energy efficient and Kulp for being 36 percent more efficient than if they had been “built to code.”

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