A comprehensive energy management program is vital for colleges and universities. This is especially true in an age where energy costs represent a significant percentage of operating budgets and reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions has become critical to both protecting the environment and communicating organizational values.
SUNY System Administration’s Office for Capital Facilities Energy Management Program assists campuses with the implementation of energy management program efforts. The Energy Management Program is available to partner with all SUNY campuses to achieve the State’s ambitious energy goals and to satisfy the energy needs of each unique campus.
Assistance includes, but is not limited to:
Build Smart NY is Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s program for aggressively pursuing energy efficiency in New York State government buildings while advancing economic growth, environmental protection, and energy security in New York State. The centerpiece of Build Smart NY is Executive Order 88 (EO88), which mandates a 20 percent improvement (over 2010 levels) in the energy performance of State government buildings by April 2020. Source Energy Use Intensity (EUI), or energy used per square foot of building space, is the metric that will be used to assess State buildings’ collective energy performance and to monitor the progress of various agency portfolios toward EO88’s 20 percent reduction target.
Eric Mazzone, P.E., PhD.