The Robert H. Jackson U.S. Courthouse in Buffalo has won recognition from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for energy-efficiency projects that will cut its energy costs by $289,000 a year.
NYSERDA gives High Performance Building Plaques to businesses and organizations that construct or substantially renovate buildings that perform at least 30 percent above New York state energy code. The courthouse is rated to perform 39 percent more efficient than code.
NYSERDA had provided $111,000 in support to the courthouse, to help offset the incremental cost of energy efficiency measures such as a lighting design with occupancy controls, and a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system that operates based on the occupancy needs of individual spaces.