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 the Residential Life Sustainability Grant program.

Last year, annual Energy Campaign began on September 7th and ran until November 13th. We saved over 550,000 kilowatt hours and achieved an 5.3% campus-wide reduction. Together we saved more than 200 tons of CO2 from entering our atmosphere. You can view more equivalents at the EPA website by clicking here

Fall 2017

Cumulative Savings (Final)

Residential Building

Percent Reduction

KWH Saved

Carbon Dioxide Saved (in tons)

Alumni

13%

51,782

19.32

Colonial

3%

20,447

7.63

Dutch

0%

-999

-0.37

Empire

36%

262,723

98.02

Freedom

33%

60,002

22.39

Indian

3%

18,448

6.88

Liberty

6%

32,386

12.08

State

11%

77,048

28.75

Academic Buildings

0.6%

36,810

13.73

Dorms & Apartments

11.7%

521,835

194.69

CAMPUS TOTAL

5.3%

558,646

208.42