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 will be running from September 7th to November 13th.

Last year, the eighth annual Energy Campaign began on September 2rd and ran until November 9th. We saved over a million kilowatt hours and achieved an 9% campus-wide reduction. Together we saved more than 402 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 2016

Cumulative Savings (2016 Final)

Residential Building

Percent Reduction

KWH Saved

Carbon Dioxide Saved (in tons)

Alumni

22%

84554

31.6

Colonial

14%

96893

36.2

Dutch

14%

111898

41.8

Empire

22%

164577

61.4

Freedom

38%

68322

25.5

Indian

10%

74632

27.8

Liberty

-2%

-9510

-3.6

State

16%

132174

49.3

Academic Buildings 3.3% 222766 83.1
Dorms & Apartments 15.0% 723540 269.9

CAMPUS TOTAL

8.2%

946306

353.1