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 eigth annual Energy Campaign began on September 3rd and ran until November 9th. We saved over a million kilowatt hours and achieved an 8% campus-wide reduction. This carbon emissions saved equates to not burning 788,022 pounds of coal burned or supplying the annualenergy for 70 homes. 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 2014 Final Results

Residential Building

Percent Reduction

KWH Saved

Carbon Dioxide Saved (in tons)

Alumni

18%

70,368

26

Colonial

16%

1,222,218

46

Dutch

13%

103,500

39

Empire

32%

231,55

86

Freedom

37%

67,043

25

Indian

7%

52,939

20

Liberty

1%

5,369

2

State

10%

80,679

30

LIVING AREA TOTAL

15%

732,270

273

ACADEMIC BUILDINGS

4%

331,681

124

CAMPUS TOTAL

8%

1,063,951

397