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Energy Efficiency Projects at UAlbany Support Governor Cuomo's Build Smart NY Initiative (2/12/2013) 
New energy efficiency projects at University at Albany, undertaken in collaboration with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will save the university approximately $704,000 in energy costs and eliminate more than 4,100 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

National Grid announces $10,000 scholarship for "green" UAlbany students (10/10/2012)
The National Grid Foundation announced a scholarship for UAlbany students who are leaders in "green" innovation.The foundation is giving a $10,000 scholarship to a student who demonstrates strong "green" leadership.

Hilton Launches Carbon-Offset Program in Southeast Asia (10/4/2012)
Hilton Worldwide has launched a carbon-offset program for events and meetings held at select hotels across Southeast Asia, using its LightStay Meeting Impact Calculator to track and measure carbon emissions from each event.

Nanocollege expands 2013 business plan competition (10/4/2012)
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany announced a statewide expansion of the New York Business Plan Competition for 2013. Semifinal rounds will be held in 10 regions across the New York as student teams compete for more than $225,000 in prizes.

Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of Initiative to Bring New Energy Efficient Technologies Into the Marketplace (9/17/2012)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of a $30 million initiative to accelerate the market utilization of emerging, cutting-edge energy-efficiency technologies.

Almost 300 schools launch sustainability programs to meet demand for climate-conscious professionals (9/10/2012)
According to Paul Rowland, executive director of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, nearly 300 sustainability programs were planned or launched by universities and colleges in the past two years... 

New York solar future is promising, says NYSERDA CEO (8/10/2012)
The head of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority told the audience at a solar conference that the state’s investment in renewables, including solar, is sizable and rivals any state in the country…

Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (TRIP), Inc. (8/25/2012)
Partnering with the SUNY Albany Business School, TRIP recently acted as a client for a group of first-year graduate students in the G3 program...

New York state awards $4.4 million for installation of electric vehicle charging stations (6/6/2012)
Ten companies and municipalities will split $4.4 million from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for the installation of 325 electric vehicle charging stations statewide…

Ecovative opens new Green Island plant (6/4/2012)
Ecovative Design’s new plant in Green Island is officially open. Co-founder and chief scientist Gavin McIntyre said the newly installed equipment went through a test run yesterday. Production at the 25,000-square-foot plant, located at 70 Cohoes Ave. in the Island Park industrial park, will begin within the next two weeks…

Price Chopper, National Grid team on energy-saving program (5/23/2012)
Price Chopper expects to cut annual energy costs by $64,000 through a lighting program developed by National Grid. Price Chopper has installed an LED lighting system in its Rotterdam, New York, freezer warehouse and loading docks...

UAlbany Research Finds Wind Farms May Impact Local Temperature (4/30/2012)
Large wind farms in certain areas of the United States appear to affect local land surface temperature, according to a paper published April 29 in Nature Climate Change. The study, led by University at Albany Associate Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Liming Zhou, provides critical insight about the possible impacts of wind farms and could be important for developing efficient adaptation and management strategies to ensure long-term sustainability of wind power.

Ecovative Design Wins EPA 2012 Environmental Quality Award (4/19/2012)
With Earth Day approaching on Sunday, April 22, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator, Judith A. Enck today visited Ecovative Design in Green Island, New York to emphasize the important contributions to public health and the environment of businesses that make environmentally responsible products.

Governor Cuomo Announces Comprehensive NY-Sun Initiative to Expand Solar Development in New York  (4/19/2012)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the NY-Sun Initiative to double the amount of customer-sited solar power installed annually in New York, and quadruple that amount by 2013. The NY-Sun Initiative was first outlined by the Governor in his 2012 State of the State Address.

The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges  (4/17/2012)
The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges profiles 322 institutions of higher education in the United States and two in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.

The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges  (4/17/2012)
The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have teamed up yet again to release the third annual edition of the unique, free guidebook saluting the nation's most environmentally responsible green colleges.

Going Green: MBA Sustainability Programs (4/17/2012)
Many business schools are including sustainability programs among their MBA offerings because business opportunities in the field have increased. “We’re talking about business strategies as they relate to sustainability,” says Andrew Hoffman, professor and director of the Erb Institute... 

UAlbany Signs United Nations Sustainability Declaration (4/12/2012)
The University at Albany strengthens its commitment as a world leader in environmental sustainability by signing the U.N. Sustainability Declaration at its annual Earth & Wellness Day,  April 19. It pledges to teach sustainable concepts,  research environmental development issues and green the campus.

Q&A: UAlbany Professor Skeptical National Gas Prices Will Reach $5 (4/9/2012)
The price of gasoline continues to rise dramatically,  raising concerns that U.S. economic recovery will be derailed. UAlbany Distinguished Professor of Economics Kajal Lahiri discusses why the price of gasoline has spiked and when American drivers may expect some relief...

UAlbany Wins Energy Award (12/5/11)
The University at Albany committed three years ago to reducing energy use, and so far has cut back enough electricity to power 500 average homes. The effort also helped…

Too Many MBA Students Graduate Without Right Sustainability Skills (10/27/2011)
Just in the last few years, we've seen the rise of the chief sustainability officer as companies move to integrate social and environmental performance into their core business strategies. But you wouldn't necessarily know it...

For G3 ideas, an "A" grade (5/12/2011)
UAlbany MBA students help businesses cut energy expenditures. Some entrepreneurial MBA students at the University at Albany may soon help businesses in Upstate New York cut their energy bills. They were part of what is known as G3...

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Pictures from G3 2011 (4/29/2011 - 5/11/2011)

G3 Opening Day Team And Client Meeting
  • G3 Opening Day Team And Client Meeting
    G3 team meets with the Rensselaer ARC on opening day to discuss possible sustainability initiatives.
  • G3 NYSERDA Speed Networking
    UAlbany MBA students work with sustainability experts from across the Capital Region and around the world to find the best alternatives for their clients' unique issues. Here, NYSERDA's Kevin Hale (UAlbany MBA '06) answers questions.
  • G3 Opening Day Building Recommendations
    After meeting with their clients, UAlbany MBA students build comprehensive recommendations based on research and global best practices. Here, the team prepares for a meeting with Atlas Copco.
  • G3 Opening Day Plenary
    G3 is funded by a generous grant from National Grid. Regional Director Bill Flaherty speaks to UAlbany MBA students about the importance of their work. After sponsoring the G3 program for 3 years, National Grid also became a client in 2011.
  • G3 Final Day Group Picture
    After 9 work week days and two weekends of intense, hands-on, and applied work, the UAlbany MBA class of 2012 celebrates its success after the final G3 presentations. Several students went on to land internships in sustainability-related fields or with their client companies.
  • G3 Final Day Picture Of T-CELLS
    T-Cells (Team Coaches and Executive Life Lines) work closely with our students to ensure the highest-quality recommendations and presentations for our clients. Our team coaches for 2011 were (left to right): Guy Alonge, Cedric Carter, Alex Brownstein, Joe Berman, Tammy Cousins, Peter Pritchard, and Mark Boucher.
  • G3 Golub Field Trip Group Picture
    G3 is not a "classroom" or "academic" experience. UAlbany students understand their clients' challenges by being on site, and the class takes several sustainability-themed trips. Here, the MBAs were hosted by Golub Corporation (Price Chopper) to tour their LEEDS-certified headquarters building and meet with Golub executives.

G3 Opening Day Team And Client Meeting