Campus Sustainability News

Summer 2013 Peak Load Participation Nets CUNY Record $350,000

June 19, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

CUNY’s participation in the peak load management (PLM) program, operated by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), netted colleges some $350,000 in payments in the summer of 2013, more than any previous year. Soaring temperatures last summer saw a record eight peak load days called by the NYPA. This program rewards colleges financially for temporarily […]

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

June 19, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

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 […]

Lehman College Green Art Contest Winners

June 18, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

The theme for Earth Day 2014 this year was ‘Green Cities’. Lehman College celebrated with a variety of activities that included a Green Art Contest. Students, faculty and staff were invited to enter works of art made from materials that would have been otherwise recycled, and compete for prizes. Potential directions of Green Art are […]

CUNY Conserves Effort Saves Millions

September 12, 2013 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

One year after CUNY’s 13 Senior colleges were given direct control of their energy budgets, and any savings that resulted from conservation efforts, CUNY has exceeded all expectations. The CUNY-wide energy savings program resulted in substantial reductions due to comprehensive efforts across campuses, the strategic Sustainable CUNY Conserves program and the Campus Sustainability Plans. The […]

ACE Awards Community Colleges 5 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects

September 12, 2013 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

Early this summer NYC DCAS announced the Accelerated Conservation and Efficiency (ACE) Program to fund identified and implementable capital projects that further the City’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal. The Department of Energy Management (DEM) recognized that there was a huge potential for projects that will improve energy efficiency in the City’s buildings and operations, […]

No Sweat for CUNY Colleges during Peak Load Days

September 12, 2013 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

Soaring temperatures in July saw CUNY’s colleges respond to a record eight peak load day events this summer. In the energy business, “load” is the amount of energy a building is using at any given time. During the year, the amount of energy needed, or the “energy demand”, fluctuates depending on weather conditions or the […]

Sustainable CUNY Awards CleanTech Scholars

September 12, 2013 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

The CUNY SustainableWorks Cleantech Scholars Program has been designed to give CUNY students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines the opportunity for a “Real World” supplement to their education. ( more) The program, currently supported by Con Edison scholarships, partners students with CUNY faculty and Industry partners working on inventive cleantech projects […]

EPA Rates CUNY Among Top Universities in the Country for use of Green Power

September 12, 2013 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

Using green power helps reduce the environmental impacts of electricity use and supports the development of new renewable generation capacity nationwide.  The Environmental Protection Agencies ‘Green Power Partnership’ works with a wide variety of leading organizations and a growing number of colleges and universities to help advance green power and recognize the leaders by sector. […]

Queens College Rain Garden

September 12, 2013 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

In May, Queens College secured $580,000 from New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection for the construction of an additional rain garden on campus, through the DEP’s Green Infrastructure Grant program. The rain garden, to be built in the college’s Dining Hall Plaza, will replace 18,000sqft of impervious surface with trees, planting beds and permeable […]

Already ‘Cool’ Hunter College, Gets Cool Roofs

September 12, 2013 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

Hunter College is a partner with the Mayor’s Office as part of NYC’s Cool Roofs initiative. This project helps mitigate the “heat island effect” in New York City and decreases unwanted heat load inside the buildings that create the cool roofs, helping to decrease the amount of air conditioning needed to cool these buildings on […]