Archive for 2017

CUNY Wins Two National Awards for Advancing Solar, Solar+Storage

July 12, 2017 | Media Release

San Francisco| Sustainable CUNY of the City University of New York, as lead of the NYC Solar Partnership, accepted the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) 2017 3iAward State and Local Government Achievement of the Year for its work to advance solar in New York City. This is the second recent national recognition for Sustainable CUNY […]

Sustainable CUNY Named 2017 Visionary of the Year by SEPA

June 27, 2017 | Media Release

The Smart Electric Power Alliance has named Sustainable CUNY the 2017 SEPA Power Players Visionary of the Year. Now in their ninth year, the SEPA Power Players Awards recognize utilities, their industry partners, individuals and other stakeholders on the front lines of energy transformation in the United States that are significantly advancing knowledge of or […]

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul Opens NY Solar (+Storage) Summit

June 27, 2017 | Media Release

CUNY Summit Outlines Path to Solar (+Storage) on NY’s Grid NEW YORK, NY – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul opened the 11th annual NY Solar (+Storage) Summit on June 21st, convened by Sustainable CUNY of the City University of New York at John Jay College in Manhattan. The Summit featured a progress update on the innovative […]

Sustainable CUNY Helps NYC Reach Solar Goals

April 20, 2017 | Media Release, News Media

“The City University of New York is proud to support Mayor De Blasio’s solar goals and join with our partners to implement Solarize NYC,” said Tria Case, University Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation, lead for the NYC Solar Partnership. “The Mayor’s vision to invest in efforts like Solarize WeACT and Solarize District 2030 will […]


March 15, 2017 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

A Queens College student, Hira Mohammed, landed a CleanTech Scholar internship on the CUNY Conserves team, thanks to the foresight of the college’s late energy manager and Chair of the QC Sustainability Council, Staci Cohen; who initiated Hira into the world of real time energy monitoring. Hira is an Applied Mathematics major, and has been […]


March 15, 2017 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

The results are in, with CUNY earning ‘top performer’ among all NYC participating entities in NYC’s  Demand Response (DR) programs this past summer. DR programs pay large users of energy to cut back on energy use when the grid nears capacity. The NYC Department of Citywide (DCAS) services notified CUNY Conserves that an estimated total […]


March 15, 2017 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

CUNY Conserves initiated the Sustainable Investment Fund (SIF) in 2013 with a million dollar donation from a philanthropist. The idea was simple: a revolving fund for efficiency measures on CUNY campuses that produce near immediate savings that are utilized to initially pay back the fund to ensure support for future projects. Now in it’s fourth […]


March 15, 2017 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

CUNY campuses are asked once again to consider participating in DAYLIGHT HOUR on June 16th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Daylight Hour is an annual social media campaign organized by the Building Energy Exchange to raise awareness about using natural daylight in lieu of electric lighting in offices. Launched in 2014, this simple and […]


March 15, 2017 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

Sustainable CUNY was asked to submit a report to the U.S. Department of Energy in December of 2016 that summarized the work that CUNY led over the past three years as part of the SunShot Initiative. These measures, developed in partnership with dozens of partners, and with additional State and City support, have significantly advanced […]


March 15, 2017 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

CUNY Conserves again won significant funding from the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) “Expenses for Conservation and Efficiency Leadership” (ExCEL) program for energy efficiency projects on CUNY Campuses. The awards total an additional $864,049 from DCAS for FY17 for the projects outlined below: Preventative Maintenance Development Plan; Building Management System Optimization; Building Management […]