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 2nd to November 8th.

Last year, the eighth 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 788,022 pounds of coal burned or supplying the annual energy 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 2015

Cumulative Savings (9/02-10/28)

Residential Building

Percent Reduction

KWH Saved

Carbon Dioxide Saved (in tons)

Alumni

13%

44272

16.5

Colonial

15%

111126

41.5

Dutch

12%

92163

34.4

Empire

31%

210549

78.6

Freedom

32%

53043

19.8

Indian

7%

47858

17.9

Liberty

0%

-1356

-0.5

State

8%

56621

21.1

LIVING AREA TOTAL

13.6%

614275

229.2

ACADEMIC BUILDINGS

6.3%

463308

172.9

CAMPUS TOTAL

9.1%

1077582

402.0