Campus Sustainability News

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 […]

Second Round of Sustainability Investment Funds Opens

June 19, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

Sustainable CUNY Conserves is now accepting applications for the second round of Sustainable Investment Funds (SIF). In 2013 Sustainable CUNY awarded over $$413,000 from SIF, a revolving fund, to support 11 projects on seven campuses. The winning projects in 2013 were selected on criteria that included a short-payback period (5-years or less) and the ability […]

The Clock is Ticking

June 19, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

Sustainable CUNY Conserves University-wide effort to reduce energy consumption across CUNY’s campuses has been given further impetus by the Governor’s Executive Order 88, NYBuild Smart, which mandates CUNY to achieve a 22% reduction in energy use by 2020. Four Working Groups comprised of 64 Campus leaders, engineers and facility managers have been formed to create […]

Lehman College First to Complete Round One Sustainable Investment Fund Project

June 19, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

Lehman College is the first of seven CUNY senior colleges to complete a project which received $26,000 under Sustainable CUNY Conserves’ $1million revolving loan fund, the Sustainable Investment Fund (SIF). The project, which replaced fluorescent lighting with LED lighting throughout Lehman College’s Fine Arts Building, is estimated to save $9,000 per year. Payback for the […]

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 […]