SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $223 MILLION IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT FUNDING TO CONVERT NYC COURTHOUSES, FEDERAL BUILDINGS, POST OFFICE INTO HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENERGY EFFICIENT STRUCTURES, WILL CREATE JOBS
The GSA Plans to Invest $236 Million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding To Make Federal Buildings Energy Efficient, Renovate and Construct Courthouses and Land Ports of EntryPlanned Funding From GSA Will Implement Energy Efficient Measures Within Federal Buildings and Courthouses to Support a Clean Energy FutureSchumer: Making These Federal Buildings and Courthouses Energy Efficient will Create a Cleaner, Brighter Future for New York City
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that the United States General Services Administration (GSA) plans to allocate $223,730,000 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to transform the New York City federal buildings and courthouses into high performance green buildings. The GSA submitted a $236 million spending proposal to Congress highlighting the public building projects it plans to accomplish with funds from the ARRA. A total of 15 projects across New York State will receive funding from the GSA that will help convert federal buildings into green buildings, renovate and construct federal buildings and courthouses and renovate and construct land ports of entry (LPOE)
. Nine buildings in New York City have received funding.
"By investing our federal dollars in these kinds of projects, we ensure the absolute best in energy efficiency in New York City and the entire country," said Schumer. "Converting our federal buildings and courthouses into green buildings will ensure a cleaner, brighter future for generations to come, and, it will bring jobs to help boost the local economy in New York City."
The United States General Services Administration will expend a total of $5.5 billion through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to include measures necessary to convert Federal buildings into highperformance green buildings, renovate and construct federal buildings and courthouses, and renovate and construct land ports of entry (LPOE). Criteria for selection included the ability of the project to put people back to work quickly, and the transformation of a Federal building into a highperformance green building.
GSA proposes approximately allocating the following for buildings in New York City received funding:
- Brooklyn Emanuel Celler U.S. Courthouse received $8,200,000.
- 26 Federal Plaza received $16,246,000.
- Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse received $64,000,000.
- Brooklyn General Post Office received $107,056,000.
- Manhattan Federal Building received $9,827,000.
- Manhattan Alex Hamilton US Customs House received $1,825,000.
- Queens Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building received $11,277,000.
- Manhattan Daniel P Moynihan U.S Courthouse received $1,209,000.
- Kings US Court House received $4,090,000.
GSA's Public Buildings Service is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of thousands of federally owned facilities for more than one million civilian employees of the federal government. The Recovery Act directs $750 million to renovate and construct federal buildings and courthouses, $300 million to renovate and construct land ports of entry and $4.5 billion to convert federal buildings to highperformance green buildings.
A nationally managed, regionally executed Program Management Office has been established to oversee these projects. The office will be staffed with experts in various fields to support the regional teams delivering the projects.