Energy Management and Lighting, Green Building, Maintenance and Operations, Security, Sustainability/Business Continuity

NYPD Facilities Get $17M LED Lighting Upgrade

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced the completed installation of energy-efficient LED lights at New York City Police Department (NYPD) facilities.

The nearly $17 million lighting replacements and retrofits will save the city government about $750,000 in annual energy and maintenance costs and will reduce carbon emissions by more than 1,800 metric tons—the equivalent of taking 400 cars off the road.

DCAS Commissioner Dawn M. Pinnock said, “By implementing energy-efficient solutions through the Direct Install Lighting Program, we not only enhance the safety and functionality of these crucial spaces but also make significant strides toward reducing the city’s carbon footprint.”

More than 37,000 state-of-the-art LED lights were installed to replace existing fluorescent light fixtures at 67 NYPD facilities across all five boroughs of New York City. The new lights were installed in corridors, hallways, offices, and mechanical equipment rooms. As part of the projects, NYPA also installed lighting controls.

DCAS, in partnership with NYPA, is accelerating LED lighting upgrades throughout the city as part of the Direct Install Lighting Program by retrofitting existing fixtures on a one-for-one basis with pre-configured kits, reducing costs and project timelines by up to 70%. According to the partners, the vast scale of the city’s building portfolio requires a systems-based approach to delivering projects rather than thousands of unique designs to reduce costs, increase speed, and simplify maintenance.

Moving forward, DCAS will also deploy the Direct Install Lighting Program in other portfolios, including New York City Public Schools as part of the Leading the Charge initiative, which will install energy-efficient LED lights in 800 schools across the city. These efforts are all geared toward compliance with New York City’s Local Law 97 mandates, which require city government operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2025 and 50% by 2030.

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