New Haven building commended for energy efficiency

The Long Wharf Maritime Center in New Haven, Connecticut, has received the Energy Star award for commercial buildings.

According to a statement from New Haven mayor John DeStefano's office, the 15-storey structure is now rated in the top 15 per cent of buildings in the US in terms of energy efficiency.

Recent renovations carried out to increase the centre's energy performance include a lighting system retrofit and the installation of variable-frequency controlled fan motors.

The maritime centre was officially presented with the Energy Star award by a representative of the US Environmental Protection Agency at a ceremony yesterday (October 27th).

Mr DeStefano said that he encourages all businesses in New Haven to "strive for increased energy efficiency and green building".

He added: "If we all do our part we can make New Haven a greener and cleaner place to live, work and play."

Earlier this week, the San Diego Union-Tribune revealed how the California city's Ridgehaven Building set the standard for energy-saving initiatives by becoming the very first commercial premises to receive the Energy Star rating in 1999.

Published by Hannah Walsh

Wednesday 28th October 2009

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