In CBS News New York on November 2, Jessi Mitchell reports, “The Manhattan School of Music is celebrating the success of recent energy efficiency measures, made possible with the help of Con Edison…. As energy rates rose and emission reduction deadlines loomed, calculating the building’s future was not adding up…. The MSM team got to work installing LED lighting and occupancy sensors everywhere and upgrading the HVAC and humidity controls and condenser systems. Altogether, the school made a $1 million investment, half of which Con Ed subsidized with incentivized support. ‘It makes it more affordable and easier for buildings to increase their energy efficiency and really transition towards that clean energy future,’ said Charles Tannous, ConEd’s Midstream Efficiencies project manager. Within a year of the project’s completion, MSM has reduced its energy consumption by the equivalent of what it takes to power 96 homes…. While the school is still working to reduce their reliance on natural gas and replace the heat pumps, administrators are happy they started somewhere…. The school’s upgrades are in an effort to comply with Local Law 97,” which requires most NYC buildings over 25,000 square feet to meet new energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions limits as of 2024.