The historic Hotel Saranac has completed a four-year energy saving project, the downtown landmark is now home to clean energy technologies, energy efficiency upgrades, and an electric vehicle (EV) charging station.
Other upgrades include new high efficiency windows, low flow faucets and air sealing throughout the nearly century-old building.
The EV charging station, located in the hotel’s above ground parking lot, is free to the public and can accommodate two electric vehicles of any make or model.
The larger project was supported with funding through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Cleaner Greener Communities (CGC) program and coordinated by the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and Essex County.
NYSERDA’s CGC program is a $100 million initiative aimed at moving communities and New York toward a more environmentally sustainable future. The goal of the program is to encourage communities to create public-private partnerships and develop regional sustainable growth strategies in areas such as emission control, energy efficiency, renewable energy, low-carbon transportation and other carbon reductions.
For more information on these projects, contact ANCA Sustainability Project Coordinator Jennifer Perry at [email protected]
Photo of Rick Gorleski of PlugIn Stations Online installs an electric vehicle charging station at the Hotel Saranac provided.