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 green amenities for the halls including community bikes for the Bike Share Program. This year, the Energy Campaign began on September 3rd and runs until November 9th.

In 2013, we saved over a million kilowatt hours and achieved a 10.02% campus-wide reduction. This equates into taking 102 cars off the road or supplying the energy for 24.5 homes or the sequestration of 402 acres of forests. You can view more equivalents at the EPA website by clicking here

This year, we again aim to hit a 10% campus-wide reduction during the ten week challenge! For tips on saving energy in your office, visit Facilities' FAQ page.

Fall 2014 Results

Stay tuned for the upcoming weekly results of this year's campaign!

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.

Week 7: 10/15-10/21

Residential Building

Percent Reduction

KWH Saved

Carbon Dioxide Saved (in tons)

Alumni

18

47695

18

Colonial

15

81513

30

Dutch

12

70044

26

Empire

30

154979

58

Freedom

35

4523

17

Indian

6

33952

13

Liberty

5

15851

6

State

9

50562

19

LIVING AREA TOTAL

14

499798

186

ACADEMIC BUILDINGS

5

273684

102

CAMPUS TOTAL

9

773481

289