BILL NO A00053A
SAME AS SAME AS S01187-A
SPONSOR Hevesi (MS)
COSPNSR Rosenthal, Colton, Crespo, Skoufis, Lupardo, Santabarbara, Robinson,
Millman, Kearns, Cook, Cahill, Gunther, Lavine, Boyland, Schimel,
Jacobs, Englebright, Finch
MLTSPNSR Brennan, Gabryszak, Gibson, Glick, Goodell, Heastie, Lopez P, Magee,
McDonald, Montesano, Rivera, Sepulveda, Simanowitz
Add S1680-r, Pub Auth L; add S16-w, UDC Act
Requires organizations that receive funds for capital improvements by the New
York state dormitory authority and the urban development corporation to use
such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances where
available; defines energy star.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law and the New
York state urban development corporation act, in relation to requiring
organizations that receive funds for capital improvements by the New
York state dormitory authority and the urban development corporation
to use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and
appliances where available
This bill requires any organization using capital improvement funds to
purchase only Energy Star equipment and appliances where applicable.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This legislation amends the public authorities law by adding a new
section 1680-q, and amends section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of
1968, the New York State urban development corporation act, by adding
Although Energy Star products are generally slightly more expensive
than, non-compliant products, Energy Star products last longer and are
more efficient over the life of the appliance. Non-energy star
products' efficiency levels decrease over the life of the machine,
making these appliances more costly in the long run.
Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Department of Energy and
the Environmental Protection Agency created to provide information to
consumers to allow them to make energy-efficient purchasing decisions.
The Energy Star designation is given to products that are among the
top 251: in terms of efficiency when compared with other products in
their category. Estimates have shown that purchasing Energy Star
products can reduce an average consumer's total energy cost by as much
Items purchased with capital improvement funds are responsible for a
significant portion of energy consumption state wide. The universal
adoption of Energy Star compliant products proposed in this bill will
reduce long-term state spending on electricity and heating fuel while
simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the need for
None to state.
This act shall take effect immediately.