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SUNY Brockport part of energy-efficiency effort

Rochester Business Journal
January 23, 2014

The SUNY College at Brockport is among 10 schools partnering with the New York Power Authority on an $80 million energy-efficiency measure designed to save SUNY $3.5 million annually, officials announced Thursday.

The projects will reduce the university system’s peak energy use by 3.6 megawatts and help eliminate 21,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually, officials said. The energy saved will be enough to power 3,600 homes, officials said.
Some projects are being developed and others were completed in 2013, officials said.

SUNY Brockport is spending $5.1 million to update its heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system, replace electric motors, upgrade interior and exterior lighting controls and install a 50-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, officials said.

The work will save the college more than $307,000 each year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1,295 tons, they said.

“SUNY is deeply committed to rehabilitating, renovating and building its facilities in the most cost-effective and energy-efficient manner, and every new building constructed on a SUNY campus in the last decade has been designed to LEED silver standard or higher,” Chancellor Nancy Zimpher said in a statement.

“As a result of our partnership with the New York Power Authority, energy-savings projects have been initiated at campuses across New York, achieving significant improvement in energy efficiency.”

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