DCAS Demand Response Awards

April 5, 2016 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

On Thursday, March 24th, the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Division of Energy Management (DEM) held its annual Demand Response awards at the Municipal Building. Hostos Community College and the College of Staten Island received awards for their dedicated participation and performance in the Demand Response Program, and for the amount of demand […]

Catching the Sun

April 5, 2016 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

A new documentary captures the global race to lead the clean energy future through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China. Over the course of a solar jobs training program, Catching the Sun follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry. See/Host the Film

Queens College, Sustainable CUNY to Host Resilient PV System

January 21, 2016 | Media Release

CUNY Teams with EPRI on DOE SunShot Project for Emergency Shelter/Grid Reliability The U.S. Department of Energy announced on Tuesday support for a three-year collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) that includes designing a solar+storage system at Queens College of the City University of New York […]

Don’t Leave Energy Dollars on the Table!

November 24, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

Round three of the Sustainable Investment Fund (SIF) will be opening in the beginning of December with applications due by the end of January.  SIF is a revolving loan for energy efficiency projects at senior colleges that have a short-payback period (5-years or less) and the ability for rapid implementation. During round two, SIF awarded […]

Student Intern Projects

November 24, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

Students Helping to Shape the Solar Map. The Sustainable CUNY 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. Sustainable CUNY utilized several student interns this Fall, including Troy Thompson, a student from Lehman College […]

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 […]