University at Albany
 

We emit approximately 24,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent into the atmosphere every year from our electricity use. To promote the conservation of electricity in the Residence Halls, University Apartments, Academic Buildings, and Support Buildings, we conduct the Energy Campaign, a 10-week challenge for all monitored buildings to achieve a 10% reduction in electricity use as measure against their baselines. The residence buildings earn back a portion of their savings, which then funds the Residential Life Sustainability Grant program. This year, the Energy Campaign will be running from September 6th to November 12th.

Last year, the tenth annual Energy Campaign began on September 7th and ran until November 13th. We saved over 94,000 kilowatt hours and achieved an 8% campus-wide reduction. Together we saved more than 350 tons of CO2 from entering our atmosphere. You can view more equivalents at the EPA website by clicking here

For tips on saving energy in your office, visit Facilities' FAQ page. You can also discover the electricity usage of of monitored buildings in real-time on Facilities' Energy page or see the campus buildings' performances in past years.

Fall 2017

Cumulative Savings (as of Week 4)

Residential Building

Percent Reduction

KWH Saved

Carbon Dioxide Saved (in tons)

Alumni

8%

15,334

5.72

Colonial

3%

8,356

3.12

Dutch

-4%

-9,938

-3.71

Empire

25%

71,277

26.59

Freedom

31%

22,882

8.54

Indian

2%

6,152

2.30

Liberty

6%

12,649

4.72

State

11%

31,455

11.74

Academic Buildings

-1.7%

-42,325

-15.79

Dorms & Apartments

8.8%

158,165

59.01

CAMPUS TOTAL

2.7%

115,840

43.22