Installing solar power at 14 developments; goal is to install 25 megawatts of solar capacity, which would power up to 6,600 households, by 2025 The de Blasio Administration has announced the launch of its first large-scale solar program at NYCHA, which will provide low to moderate-income New Yorkers, including public housing residents, access to clean, […]

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2017 CUNY Student/Faculty Sustainability Competition Results

More than two dozen student groups suggested projects for last years’ Sustainability Competition sponsored by Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Christopher Rosa, and University Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation Tria Case, and supported by PepsiCo. Several responding teams were encouraged to submit detailed plans for implementing their projects, and three ( Queens College, […]

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CUNY Adds LI Solar Layer to NY Solar Map with Support from Sierra Club and PSEG Long Island

CUNY Built Map Puts Solar Tools in Hands of Long Island Residents, Solar Developers and Government Officials Long Islanders now have access to a sophisticated internet-based tool that evaluates the solar energy generating potential of any site or roof on Long Island. Sustainable CUNY of the City University of New York (CUNY) worked with experts […]

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CUNY Wins Two National Awards for Advancing Solar, Solar+Storage

San Francisco| Sustainable CUNY of the City University of New York, as lead of the NYC Solar Partnership, accepted the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) 2017 3iAward State and Local Government Achievement of the Year for its work to advance solar in New York City. This is the second recent national recognition for Sustainable CUNY […]

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Sustainable CUNY Named 2017 Visionary of the Year by SEPA

The Smart Electric Power Alliance has named Sustainable CUNY the 2017 SEPA Power Players Visionary of the Year. Now in their ninth year, the SEPA Power Players Awards recognize utilities, their industry partners, individuals and other stakeholders on the front lines of energy transformation in the United States that are significantly advancing knowledge of or […]

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Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul Opens NY Solar (+Storage) Summit

CUNY Summit Outlines Path to Solar (+Storage) on NY’s Grid NEW YORK, NY – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul opened the 11th annual NY Solar (+Storage) Summit on June 21st, convened by Sustainable CUNY of the City University of New York at John Jay College in Manhattan. The Summit featured a progress update on the innovative […]

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Sustainable CUNY Helps NYC Reach Solar Goals

“The City University of New York is proud to support Mayor De Blasio’s solar goals and join with our partners to implement Solarize NYC,” said Tria Case, University Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation, lead for the NYC Solar Partnership. “The Mayor’s vision to invest in efforts like Solarize WeACT and Solarize District 2030 will […]

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A Queens College student, Hira Mohammed, landed a CleanTech Scholar internship on the CUNY Conserves team, thanks to the foresight of the college’s late energy manager and Chair of the QC Sustainability Council, Staci Cohen; who initiated Hira into the world of real time energy monitoring. Hira is an Applied Mathematics major, and has been […]

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The results are in, with CUNY earning ‘top performer’ among all NYC participating entities in NYC’s  Demand Response (DR) programs this past summer. DR programs pay large users of energy to cut back on energy use when the grid nears capacity. The NYC Department of Citywide (DCAS) services notified CUNY Conserves that an estimated total […]

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CUNY Conserves initiated the Sustainable Investment Fund (SIF) in 2013 with a million dollar donation from a philanthropist. The idea was simple: a revolving fund for efficiency measures on CUNY campuses that produce near immediate savings that are utilized to initially pay back the fund to ensure support for future projects. Now in it’s fourth […]

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