July 21, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

The United States annually uses 78 million tons of Portland cement, the most common type of cement in general use around the world. However, cement production in the U.S. alone is equal to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of over 16 million passenger vehicles, and creates additional health concerns as well. This is one of […]

Sustainability Beyond the Classroom

July 21, 2015 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

The English Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College is integrating sustainability into academics as well as through actions outside the classroom. Prof. Cheryl J. Fish ran a contest in the Spring of 2015 with colleague Prof. Page Delano, “Poems to Save the Planet”  during BMCC’s Sustainability Fair on Earth Day; and previously taught […]


June 11, 2015 | Media Release

(June 10, 2015) The ninth annual NY Solar Summit, convened by the City University of New York (CUNY), highlighted the ongoing efforts that have led to unparalleled growth in solar energy and solar jobs across the State and previewed the NY Solar Map and Portal to a capacity crowd. The Map, when launched in early […]

Brooklyn Community Board 6 Launches Community “Solarize” Program to Support Economic Growth and Sustainable Energy

May 13, 2015 | Media Release, News Media

Solarize Program Offers Limited-Time Discounts to Local Residents and Businesses, Offers Series of Educational Workshop on Solar Power | Brooklyn Community Board 6 announced yesterday the launch of Solarize Brooklyn CB6, a limited-time group purchasing program led by Sustainable CUNY and the NY Solar Partnership with NYCEDC and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. The program […]

Solarize Huntington Launches

May 13, 2015 | Media Release, News Media

Partnership between Town, Sustainable CUNY aims to increase residential solar installations by lowering costs | Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone, the Town Council and Sustainable CUNY announce the launch of Solarize Huntington, a limited-time. community-driven education and group purchasing program aimed at reducing the cost of installing solar power for Huntington residents by as much […]

CUNY Wins Department Of Energy Award to Spur Solar Electric Systems For Emergency Power During Power Outages in New York

January 30, 2015 | Media Release, News Media

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that the City University of New York (CUNY) has won an $860,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative Solar Market Pathways to support the growth of resilient solar electric systems that can supply clean, emergency power and provide energy storage during electricity outages, by enabling […]

Creating a Sustainable and Resilient City

December 11, 2014 | Article, Campus Sustainability News

Climate Change Repercussions Triggers Market Demand Hurricane Sandy struck a crippling blow to New York City’s power supply in late 2012, leaving 2.1 million New Yorkers in the dark at the superstorms peak. Tens of thousands were still without power weeks later, 44 lives were lost and many businesses never recovered. Subways, tunnels and bridges […]

CUNY Conserves Receives NY BuildSmart Award

December 11, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

In the late Spring of 2014, CUNY Conserves convened 47 campus and university officials who participated in four Working Groups through the summer to develop multi-part reports that constitute a roadmap for CUNY and the campuses to achieve the goals of CUNY Conserves and meet the energy reduction targets established by Executive Order 88, as […]

‘Building Product Ecosystems’ Partnership to Address Toxins in the Built Environment

December 11, 2014 | Campus Sustainability News

CUNY Faculty to Test New and Recycled Materials The Durst Organization, The New School and the City University of New York (CUNY) recently formed a new partnership aimed at optimizing the health and transparency of our living and working environment. Building Product Ecosystems (BPE) includes leaders from New York’s design, construction, manufacturing, government, health, and […]

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 […]