RED-Rochester On-Site Energy Manager Program

Located in the heart of Rochester, Recycled Energy Development, LLC (RED-Rochester) is a multi-generational plant and district energy supplier that powers the extensive 1,200-acre campus at Eastman Business Park (EPB). Managing 28 structures and delivering uninterrupted utility services to over 70 occupants, RED-Rochester aimed to reduce its energy consumption by 3.5%.

In pursuit of this target, CHA assumed the role of the on-site energy manager through a pilot program initiated by the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). Our team identified over 100 energy conservation projects. This positioned RED-Rochester's utility assets and EPB to attract clients, provide competitive services, and enhance energy conservation. With an overall site efficiency rating of 54.23%, an improvement of 3.26%, the initiative achieved annual savings totaling 517,341 MMBtu HHV.

Project summary


CHA identified over 100 energy conservation projects.


The overall site efficiency rating increased by 3.26%.


Over 70 businesses benefiting from reduced energy consumption.

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Ryan Voorhees, PE, CEM*

Ryan Voorhees, PE, CEM*
Associate Vice President, Project Team Leader, Senior Engineer

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Ryan has over a decade of experience in mechanical engineering, including project management and estimating. He has experience with piping systems design, which involved performing thermal calculations and determining insulation parameters. Ryan has evaluated numerous energy conservation projects for steam, chilled water, combined heat and power, compressed air, heat recovery, and industrial processes.