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The Long Island Home Awarded $358,169.00 by The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority - The Long Island Home Continues to Go Green
(March 8, 2010) Robert E. Detor, President and CEO for The Long Island Home, operator of South Oaks Hospital and Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center announced this important award given by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for a Renewable Energy Solar Electric Project, entitled R & R (Reduce & Renew). Mr. Detor stated, “The funding is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will provide a permanent, long term investment that will ultimately preserve jobs for our employees and increase efficiency”.
Our Reduce & Renew project will enable Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center to add a 45.36KW grid-tied photovoltaic (PV solar panels) system to its campus grid in order to reduce natural gas consumption by the cogeneration plant and its associated carbon footprint and cost. The photovoltaic system will displace power produced by the organization’s cogeneration plant, reducing its natural gas consumption by 5,540 therms.
This initiative on the heels of The Long Island Home’s launch of its new cogeneration plant in May of 2008 is another example of efficient power supply, less pollution and concern for our community and environment. According to Robert Detor, “Modern technology, innovative approaches and best practices are what The Long Island Home is all about. This award is validation of our commitment to those principles”.
Mary Jeanne Corea, Director of Community Relations