Con Edison Lighting The Way For Seniors
Energy Efficient Rebates Add Up To $100,000 To
Benefit Mary Manning Walsh Home
After more than five decades, the 16-story ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh Home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is undergoing a lighting renaissance.
“We’re installing new energy-efficiency lighting throughout our facility to enhance the quality of life for our patients and residents,” said Michael Monahan, Administrator, ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh Home. “For seniors especially, it’s easy to overlook the huge difference lighting makes in people’s comfort and enjoyment of activities.”
Through enrollment in Con Edison’s Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program, building owners receive incentives and cash rebates for upgrading to energy-efficient equipment and technologies.
“So far we’ve replaced our incandescent lighting with 1,600 LED lamps on the three floors of our short-term rehabilitation center and that’s already saved us $10,000 dollars in energy costs,” said Linden Morris, corporate director, facilities manager at the ArchCare building.
The facility is also experiencing annual savings of more than 540,000 kilowatt hours in energy usage. That’s enough energy to power about 150 homes or 1,500 household energy-efficient refrigerators for a full year.
By participating in the Con Edison program, Mary Manning Walsh Home has received $100,000 in rebates since its upgrade efforts began in 2015. Monahan and Morris say their goal is to install new energy-efficient lighting in the entire building by the end of 2018.
“Overall, Con Edison’s energy efficiency programs have earned our gas and electric customers nearly $32 million in total incentives and rebates this year alone,” said Vicki Kuo, director, Con Edison Energy Efficiency programs. “These upgrades save energy, reduce maintenance costs, and also help protect the environment.”
In 2016 Con Edison’s electric energy efficiency programs have saved over 68,000 metric tons of CO2; that’s the same as taking more than 14,000 vehicles off of the road.
To learn more about Con Edison’s Energy Efficiency programs go to https://marketplace.coned.com
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $47 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y.