from NYSERDA Facebook page

The State University of New York and the New York State Energy Research Development Authority are teaming up to increase energy efficiency at SUNY's 64 campuses.

SUNY is expected to save $1.2 million a year in energy costs by incorporating energy-efficient information technology and related facility improvements.

The energy-saving projects, which are expected to be completed in 2014, support Governor Cuomo's Build Smart NY initiative.

It aims to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20% seven years.

SUNY’s ability to team with NYSERDA for this initiative is an outstanding example of our systemness at work, said SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.

As part of a continued commitment to sharing services within SUNY, our campuses have an added incentive to carry out projects that cut energy costs and free up more savings that can be reinvested in students.

We are proud to support Governor Cuomo’s Build Smart NY initiative with this effort.