NYC DOB, FDNY, Con Edison, NYSERDA, CUNY Collaborate on Blueprint for Li-ion Battery Permitting in NYC New York took another step forward today in the effort to create a pathway to wide scale energy storage system (ESS) adoption with the release of a process guide for installing Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries in New York City. The […]

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CSI Among Winners of Nationwide Recyclemania

This year, 300 schools from 46 states in the U.S., the District of Columbia and Canada participated in the competition RecycleMania 2018, the nation’s premier waste reduction and recycling competition among colleges and universities.College of Staten Island won the Diversion category with a recycling rate of more than 94.8 percent! Participating colleges and universities were […]

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KCC Eco-Fest 2018

Kingsborough Community College’s Eco-Festival 2018, with a theme of “Creating a Climate of Change’ will take place at the Lighthouse on May 9 & 10, and at various locations on May 11. Please see the full agenda for details. You can also read about KCC’s sustainability efforts in the Spring edition of the Dream Green […]

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BMCC Sustainability Fair & Solar

The Borough of Manhattan Community College held a Sustainability Fair on April 19th with numerous activities including hands on Sustainable Research Demonstrations, organic and Locally Sourced Food and a screening of  “This Changes Everything”.  BMCC was recently feature in a Daily News article, ‘Manhattan college takes lead on green energy by setting up vast array […]

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Earth Month at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College has dubbed April ‘Earth Month’ in order to show off the college’s commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment. Scheduled events include a Sustainability Careers Event, a Sustainability Fair, Sustainability TED-style Talks, a Landscape Tour of Campus and participating in the NYC Student Sustainability Conference. View the full Brooklyn College Earth Month agenda

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CUNY’s ‘Demand Response’ Effort Saves Energy and $

CUNY colleges across the five borough are actively working to reduce their energy use during ‘peak times’: particular hours across the City when the demand for electricity reaches a peak and strains the grid. Several utility funded programs reward large consumers, such as CUNY colleges, for having plans in place and implementing them to reduce […]

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Energy Star

Sustainable CUNY Conserves nominated Michael Woods, Senior Stationary Engineer at Hostos Community College for consideration as a 2017 NYC DCAS Energy Champion.  DCAS’s Energy Management division recognized Mr. Woods for excellence in implementing building management practices that reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Congratulations Mike!!

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Old School Thermostats Flunk at Hostos Community College

Leaving the room? Don’t forget to shut off the lights… and turn down the thermostat! Many people now remember the first, but few are mindful of the second. Half of NYC buildings have legacy pneumatic thermostats that control the temperature of a room or a zone. These old thermostats have to be set manually. If […]

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BMCC Now Home to Manhattan’s Largest Solar Project

Workers from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) have installed 947 solar energy panels on the main roof of Borough of Manhattan Community College’s four-block-long 199 Chambers Street building. The electricity produced powers the Chambers Street building first, with any excess generated distributed to the New York City power grid. BMCC is working collaboratively with regulators […]

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2018 Student/Faculty Sustainability Competitions

Read about the 2017 Sustainability Competition Winners We are pleased to announce that during the Spring 2018 semester, Interim Vice Chancellor Christopher  Rosa and University Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation Tria Case aim to engage more students and teams in sustainable projects by offering two supported opportunities: the 2018 Campus Sustainability Competition; and a […]

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