At the YMCA, Early Compliance with NYC Local Law 88 Lighting Upgrades Saves over $830,000 Annually
The YMCA of Greater New York is one of the first facilities to proactively undertake the ambitious work of NYC Local Law 88 compliance, upgrading lighting fixtures and controls in all 1.4 million sqft of their 22 New York City branches
Local Law 88 mandates all buildings greater than 25,000 square feet upgrade all of their lighting and lighting controls with equipment that adhere to the New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC) by 2025. Looking to reduce its facilities’ energy and carbon emissions, YMCA of Greater New York engaged EN-POWER GROUP to develop and implement a comprehensive Lighting Upgrade Master Plan.
- Portfolio Size: 22 facilities
- Locations: Across all five boroughs of NYC
- Total Square Footage: 1,400,000
- Year Built: 1906 – 2014
- Facility Type: Fitness Centers & Lodging
- Building-Wide LED Lighting Upgrades
- Lighting Audits
- Project Design
- Turnkey Implementation
- Total Annual Electricity Savings: 3,472,000 kWh
- Total Annual Energy Cost Savings: $693,000
- Total Annual Operating Cost Savings: $139,000
- Total Annual Carbon Emission Reduction: 2,500 metric tons
This massive lighting upgrade covers all 1.4 million sqft of YMCA’s offices, gyms, schools, and lodging areas – many of which are 24/7 spaces. The upgrade was done with an emphasis on deep energy and carbon savings, high-quality lighting aesthetics, and incorporation of consistent and easily serviceable LED lighting products throughout the branches.
Because of our team’s high-quality work during the Master Plan Development phase, the YMCA decided to continue working with EN-POWER for the next phase of Project Implementation at all facilities. Our project team worked closely with the on-the-ground contractors, personally overseeing the installation work in the gyms, offices, schools, hotels, and residential areas – many of which are 24/7 spaces that often required installation work to occur at night and on the weekends. Overall, these upgrades resulted in nearly $700,000 in annual energy savings, nearly $140,000 in operating cost savings, and 2,500 tons of annual carbon emission savings.