| The OGS Division of Utilities Management operates and maintains all heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and all auxiliary mechanical equipment associated with approximately 14.5 million square feet of OGS-owned office space in the Albany/Capital Region, and provides support and assistance to our statewide regional buildings.
Located within the Empire State Plaza, the Central Automated Control Facility (CACF) oversees the operation of the mechanical systems throughout the Plaza. During the summer, OGS’ building temperature set point is 76 degrees, with an acceptable range of 75 – 77 degrees.
|Energy Conservation: Statewide Energy Program|
| A key component of our mission is to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption through the implementation and management of the Statewide Energy Program. This program involves partnerships with the New York Power Authority and the New York State Energy and Research Authority to identify, prioritize, design and fund numerous energy-saving upgrades in our real estate property portfolio. OGS is currently administering over $65 million in energy upgrade projects throughout the state. Combined with other aggressive energy conservation practices, OGS is leading the state in sustainable building and utilities management with measurable results:
|Summertime Energy Conservation: How You Can Help|
|The Office of General Services continually seeks to reduce costs and minimize the impact of our operations upon the environment. Among the measures we employ during the summer to contribute to both economic and environmental savings are:
In addition, our tenants can help us achieve our goals and minimize negative environmental impacts by adhering to the following tips:
| OGS Utilities Management
Room 116, Concourse
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242