Sustainable CUNY Conserves Effort Reaps Millions in Savings

March 12, 2013 | Campus Sustainability News

Thanks to redoubled efforts across CUNY campuses to conserve energy since Sustainable CUNY Conserves kicked off in July, CUNY saw almost $5.1 million dollars in savings during the last half of 2012. The savings were achieved through a variety of measures taken by CUNY’s colleges, including powering down lights and other unused equipment, managing peak load and focusing on operating & maintenance procedures and policies. While moderate fall temperatures also contributed to the savings, reductions were seen in nearly every month during that time period on some of the campuses. Colleges which come in under budget with respect to energy will have the opportunity to reinvest a portion of the savings in further energy saving projects.