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Savanna Completes Energy Upgrades at One Court Square

Savanna completed an energy efficiency initiative at One Court Square in Long Island City, which results in an annual energy savings of approximately 20%, or 4.4 million kilowatt-hours, at the skyscraper.  

Working in partnership with Con Edison under an incentive program aimed at helping buildings operate more efficiently, Savanna engaged Smith Engineering and Carrier to refurbish the cooling tower and install new chillers and HVAC operation technology. 

“Our objectives at the outset of this important project were to improve energy efficiency, realize cost savings, and enhance the tenant experience at One Court Square, and we have achieved them all,” said Peter Rosenthal, director of development at Savanna. 

Amaury De La Cruz, program manager for energy efficiency at Con Edison, said, “The One Court Square upgrade is a win-win-win for the customer, the environment, and the reliability of New York City’s electric grid.” 

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