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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Green Projects

To learn more about any project, click on the red text.

Chiller replacement project

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Queens's central chiller plant consisted of three 1,100 ton gas fired absorption chillers. In the spring of 2011, NYP Queens replaced one of the existing units with a 1,200 ton electric centrifugal chiller. The project was partially funded through NYSERDA and is contributing to a reduction in overall energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.



Daylight optimization & lighting controls

  • NYP Queens implemented controls to turn off lights when they are not needed in commercial buildings.

Building maintenance system controls

  • NYP Queens uses computerized controls to reduce energy consumption on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment.

Retro-commissioning air handling unit #3

  • There are complexities of improving performance and driving energy savings in an older building. Addressing this included refurbishing existing building infrastructure and equipment to improve operational performance and reduce energy consumption.

Combined heat & power feasibility study

  • Also known as cogeneration, CHP involves the generation of power at your building's site for use within your buildings. By using a clean source of power, consuming the power on-site, and capturing the waste heat for use inside your building, CHP is environmentally friendly. NYP Queens has investigated a potential CHP project at our site.

Organic waste decomposition system

  • An organic biodigester has been installed in the hospital's kitchen. The NYP Queens kitchen prepares over 3,000 meals per day. Food waste is added to the biodigester instead of being thrown out with municipal waste. Microorganisms speed up the decomposition of the food waste into effluent, and it is flushed down a sanitary drain. Click on the above link to read the case study.