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Proctor's new project to reduce Schenectady's carbon footprint

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The City of Schenectady is seeing a breakthrough from marquee powers at Proctors Theatre.

In an effort to reach a district energy plan, the city came together on Monday to kick off a cleaner, greener community project. The $3.5 million project will expand the capability of marquee power’s district energy plan by improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

New chillers have been installed, which have greater efficiency and capacity than the last. New boilers and the connection of five additional buildings to the system will also be installed.

Phillip Morris, the CEO of Proctor’s Theatre, said the project will help further reduce the downtown area’s carbon footprint.

“We're going to be able to reduce our carbon footprint almost 45 pounds an hour, which is good for the Capital Region and good for Schenectady. At the same time, reduce the energy costs for our neighbors, the ones who are tied in,” said Morris.

A couple of the bigger businesses tied into the power are the Hampton Inn and the YMCA. They both use the heating and cooling system powered by the marquee.

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