Archive for 2014

Creating a Sustainable and Resilient City

December 11, 2014 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

Climate Change Repercussions Triggers Market Demand Hurricane Sandy struck a crippling blow to New York City’s power supply in late 2012, leaving 2.1 million New Yorkers in the dark at the superstorms peak. Tens of thousands were still without power weeks later, 44 lives were lost and many businesses never recovered. Subways, tunnels and bridges […]

CUNY Conserves Receives NY BuildSmart Award

December 11, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

In the late Spring of 2014, CUNY Conserves convened 47 campus and university officials who participated in four Working Groups through the summer to develop multi-part reports that constitute a roadmap for CUNY and the campuses to achieve the goals of CUNY Conserves and meet the energy reduction targets established by Executive Order 88, as […]

‘Building Product Ecosystems’ Partnership to Address Toxins in the Built Environment

December 11, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

CUNY Faculty to Test New and Recycled Materials The Durst Organization, The New School and the City University of New York (CUNY) recently formed a new partnership aimed at optimizing the health and transparency of our living and working environment. Building Product Ecosystems (BPE) includes leaders from New York’s design, construction, manufacturing, government, health, and […]

Senior College Energy Savings FY14

December 11, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

Overall, energy reduction measures at CUNY’s Senior Colleges for fiscal year 2014 (June 30-to July 1) are projected to result in an 8% energy savings against allocations. Examples include: John Jay College utilizing the building automation systems to better schedule start/stop of equipment to save energy; Baruch repaired or replaced motion sensors, steam traps and […]

CUNY Conserves, Community Colleges Win $9.5 Million to Implement Energy Saving Projects

December 11, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

In FY13- FY14, CUNY Conserves and CUNY’s Community Colleges were awarded $8.5 million through ACE Awards and another 1 million dollars through ExCEL. The Accelerated Conservation and Efficiency (ACE) program is an innovative program launched by DCAS Energy Management aka DEM, to fast track and streamline funding for straightforward and shovel-ready energy capital projects that […]

Cleantech Scholars and Mentors Wanted

December 11, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

Sustainable CUNY, with support from Consolidated Edison, has established the CleanTech Scholars Program – an internship opportunity for junior, senior, and graduate level CUNY students, enrolled in a STEM program, interested in energy analytics, solar market analysis, peak load management, solar panel output, the Sustainable CUNY NYS Solar Map, and any other projects related to […]

Round Two of SIF Aims to Save CUNY Colleges Over $500K Annually

December 11, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

Sustainable CUNY Conserves has awarded over $629,000 for ten projects at six CUNY colleges from the second round of applications to the Sustainable Investment Funds (SIF), a revolving loan fund. The winning projects were selected on criteria that included a short-payback period (5-years or less) and the ability for rapid implementation. Each college provided up […]

16 NYS Jurisdictions Lead the Way

November 5, 2014 | Article

Everyone is busy these days: too much to do, so little time. Yet, 16 NYS Jurisdictions raised their hands a year and half ago and made a pledge to the U.S. Department of Energy to help remove barriers to New York State’s solar market. Meeting monthly in strategically formed Working Groups, these 16 are leading […]

NY State Solar Installers

November 5, 2014 | Article

As a ‘home rule’ state, New York’s 1550 municipalities often have different permitting processes that add time and costs as installers navigate their varying rules and procedures, adding to the ‘soft costs’ of installing solar. In addition to the efforts being conducted under the Department of Energy SunShot Initiative and the NY-Sun Initiative to address […]

NY Schools Queue Up for Solar

September 30, 2014 | Article

112 Sign Up for K-Solar in First 60 Days The overall objective of K-Solar is to empower schools to procure affordable solar energy.  K-Solar is a partnership between the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Education Department (SED).  NYPA will act as […]