New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Nationally Recognized for Small Commercial Lighting Program
ICF International Advises, Implements NYSERDA’s First-of-Kind Project
Fairfax, Virginia, October 3, 2007 -
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI), a global professional services firm, congratulates its client, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), for receiving national recognition for its New York Energy $martSM Small Commercial Lighting Program (SCLP). Named an “Exemplary Program” by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy at its recent biennial conference in Berkeley, California, NYSERDA established the SCLP in 2000 to implement high-quality lighting design that was also energy efficient in spaces less than 25,000 square feet.
ICF assisted with the design and implementation of the program. The firm works with NYSERDA to provide training, resources, guidance, and incentives to lighting practitioners who work in the hard-to-reach small commercial sector. The program is the first of its kind and has become the design model for projects throughout New York, even those not eligible for program incentives.
“The strengths of NYSERDA’s Small Commercial Lighting Program are made evident by its ability to integrate task-appropriate lighting qualities with energy efficient lighting technologies. This helps small businesses save money and contribute to a cleaner environment,” said Bruce Appelbaum, a regional energy efficiency vice president for ICF. “The trend to reduce energy consumption is growing, and ICF is proud to work with NYSERDA on this innovative program.”
SCLP has partnered with more than 700 companies on nearly 850 lighting design projects that cover more than 6.5 million square feet. These projects have resulted in an energy savings equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 7,500 New York State households.
ICF is a leader in designing and implementing programs that transform the markets for energy-efficient goods and services, to improve end-user access and adoption. The firm works with energy companies, governments, public benefit agencies, and commercial clients worldwide to help manage energy consumption and peak demand.
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 2,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.
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