2.9 Million for CUNY Community Colleges in 2nd Round of ACE Funding

June 19, 2014

NYC DCAS recently announced the awardees of a second round of funding from its Accelerated Conservation and Efficiency (ACE) Program. ACE was established to fund identified and implementable capital projects that further the City’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal and is open to all NYC Agencies and includes CUNY’s Community College. ACE seeks projects that will improve energy efficiency in the City’s buildings and operations, and leverages the Agencies’ existing project delivery mechanisms for quick ‘shovel ready’ cost effective GHG reduction activity across Agencies’ building and facility portfolios.

CUNY Community Colleges received awards for six projects totaling 2.9 million dollars:

  • Hostos CC: Interior Lighting Controls
  • Bronx CC: Stream Traps
  • BMCC: UVC Cleaning and Filtering System
  • BMCC: Independent Chiller for Main Auditorium
  • BMCC: Thermal Blankets for Control Valves
  • LaGuardia CC: VAV Replacements

The facilities teams on each campus worked in concert with Art Fasolino and others from FPCM, to submit projects that met the ACE criteria. These awards are further evidence of the commitment of facilities staff as CUNY collaboratively pursues the goals of the Sustainable CUNY Conserves program to reduce CUNY’s energy demands and expenditures, and ensure the optimal operation of the equipment entrusted to our stewardship.