Energy Program Benefits SUNY

Build Better NY is spending $80 million on 10 SUNY campuses to improve energy efficiency.

The New York Power Authority and State University of New York announced comprehensive energy efficiency projects at 10 SUNY campuses in support of Governor Cuomo’s Build Smart NY initiative during an event at Purchase College, one of the campuses to benefit from the state's Build Smart NY initiative.

NYPA and SUNY unveiled nearly $80 million cost-saving innovative energy efficiency projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 21,000 tons annually, officials said in a press release. 

In addition to the work at Purchase College, the event also highlighted energy-saving improvements at the following SUNY campuses: University at Buffalo, College at Brockport, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Canton, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Downstate Medical University (New York City), SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Syracuse), SUNY Maritime College (New York City) and SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse). Click here for more information on projects on these campuses.

“NYPA is working hand-in-hand with SUNY to achieve its energy efficiency goals,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO. “There’s a saying that ‘you can’t manage what you don’t measure,’ and thanks to the rigorous reporting requirements established under Governor Cuomo’s Build Smart NY program, New York State has never been better positioned to achieve meaningful energy reductions.”


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