nyserdaFree Energy Assessment for your Library can help you get ahead! The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers no-cost energy assessments for libraries. A team of energy efficiency experts identify cost-effective, energy-saving opportunities to help organizations make informed energy efficiency decisions. The assessments identify improvements that can yield substantial annual energy savings, as well as available incentives and low-interest loan opportunities to reduce the cost of implementing the energy-saving improvements. In many cases the assessments help identity low-cost no-cost action items and encourage members by taking action on the issue of climate change. Additional assistance is also available to help members move forward. Organizations with 10 full-time equivalent employees or fewer are eligible for this free program. Get started by contacting L&S Energy Services, the regional program contractor, at 518.383.9405 x223 or mwooddell@LS-Energy.com

Please note: Libraries applying for a State Aid for Public Library Construction Grant this year in the category of energy conservation are expected to have had a NYSERDA energy audit done.