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Help Wanted

November 24, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

Sustainable CUNY is seeking a NYS Solar Permitting & Planning Ombudsman for NYSolar Smart. The NYSolar Smart plan is a strategic effort led by the City University of New York (CUNY) that supports both Federal and the State solar initiatives and works in partnership with: the New York Power Authority (NYPA); New York State Energy […]

Mapping the Way for New York State

November 24, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

Since 2006 Sustainable CUNY has led the implementation of multiple state and federal solar grants to implement solutions to lower the soft costs of installing solar across New York State and is poised to launch the New York State Solar Map and Portal in January. Sign up to receive the NYSolar Smart Newsletter.

Share This at Your Thanksgiving Table

November 24, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

When gathering with friends and family this Thanksgiving to acknowledge a piece of the nation’s history, remember to consider the planet’s future and toast to sustainability! NYSolar Smart SunShares, a NY-Sun pilot program, is a limited time ‘group purchasing’ program that aims to reduce the costs of installing solar for CUNY employees. Friends and family […]

Climate Change Invite

November 24, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

On Tuesday, December 1st, Mayor de Blasio will be participating in a tele-town hall on how NYC is leading on sustainability and reducing NYC’s contributions to climate change. With global leaders — including representatives from City Hall — about to leave for critical climate talks in Paris, Mayor de Blasio and administration officials want to […]

Queens Invests a Little, Saves a Lot

November 24, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

As part of the CUNY Conserves program O&M studies were conducted at 8 campuses. Utilizing their report, the Queen’s College engineering staff conducted a review of operational practices, resulting in the numerous enhancements to their building systems.  The total investment to implement five energy efficiency measures that ranged from adjusting the reheat system temperature setpoint […]

Green Power Hours Adding Up

November 24, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

The City University of New York collectively utilized 64,000,000 kWh of green power, ranking 13th in the country on the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of green power users among higher education institutions. The EPA Green Power Partnership requires a yearly report to verify energy use and provides tools and resources for its partners. Sustainability and […]

BMCC Doing the Right Thing

November 24, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

CUNY Conserves has provided a scholarship award to the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)  in recognition of multiple sustainability efforts under the leadership of Vice President of Administration and Planning, G. Scott Anderson.  BMCC was the first CUNY campus to develop a community focused online dashboard that uses real time energy data to promote […]

CUNY Secures NYPA $ for O&M

November 24, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

Through BuildSmart NY, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) created the O&M Acceleration Program, a competitive award program aimed at accelerating minor rehabilitation, and operations and maintenance (O&M) projects at state facilities. CUNY has over 300 buildings, each with a myriad of systems and equipment. CUNY was successfully awarded funding to create a consistent methodology […]

Procurement

November 24, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

As with any public agency, Procurement Directors are often the gatekeepers along the path to a green-lighted project.  Part of CUNY Conserves ‘project-based change management’ strategy is to include campus departments from the onset in the planning and implementation of new projects and strategies, including procurement. CUNY Conserves has a dedicated Procurement Strategist that is […]

Managing Energy

November 24, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

All of CUNY’s senior colleges, thanks to Facilities Planning Construction Management, have real-time energy monitoring, however, only one Community College has this critical energy management tool. That would be like driving your car without a dashboard. CUNY Conserves applied to the DCAS ExCEL program and has just received funding to build out real-time energy monitoring at […]