University at Albany
 

Energy Campaign

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 consumption 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 is used to purchase green amenities for the halls including community bikes for the Bike Share Progam. This year, the Energy Campaign began on September 4th and runs until November 10th.

In 2012, we saved over a million kilowatt hours and acheived a 9.3% campus-wide reduction.This year, we reached our goal of a 10% campus-wide reduction during the ten week challeng for the first time ever! For tips on saving energy in your office, visit Facilities' FAQ page.


 

Fall 2013 Results

Check out the cumulative results for the Energy Campaign 2013!

We’ve reached the end of our seventh energy campaign and the final numbers are in!  We’ve had our best performance ever garnering a 10.02% reduction from our baseline.  This is the first time we’ve reached our targeted goal.  Excellent work everyone! 

We ended up saving 1,316,153 kilowatt hours and 491 tons of CO2 emissions. 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

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.

Residential Building

Percent Reduction

KWH Saved

Carbon Dioxide Saved (in tons)

Alumni

19%

71,208

27

Colonial

14%

106,809

40

Dutch

13%

107,867

40

Empire

34%

246,828

92

Freedom

33%

59,491

22

Indian

10%

66,900

25

Liberty

1%

4,589

2

State

13%

100,439

37

LIVING AREA TOTAL

15.76%

764,130

285

ACADEMIC BUILDINGS

6.67%

552,023

206

CAMPUS TOTAL

10.02%

1,316,153

491