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Parking ramps going green

Chris Caya WBFO News

Technology is making four of Buffalo's major parking ramps much brighter and greener. Hundreds of new LED lights have been installed in the Adam, Mohawk, One Seneca and Augspurger Parking Ramps. National Grid's, New York President, Ken Daly says, the lighting is 20-percent more energy efficient.

"This one project, this one project will save one million kilowatt hours of electricity. And displace one million pounds of CO-2. So a single project is the equivalent of taking a hundred...cars off the road for one year," Daly said.

National Grid picked up about a third of the cost of the $379,135 project. Along with enhancing safety for drivers and pedestrians - the new energy efficient lighting is expected to save the city about $60,000 annually.