The fifth annual Energy Campaign at the University at Albany wrapped up on November 13. This year the university achieved a 9% reduction in electricity use over their baseline. This represented a 1,095,724 reduction in kilowatt hours and 409 tons of carbon. This was an improvement over last year, realizing an additional 20,000 kilowatt hour and 8 ton carbon reduction. The academic buildings garnered a 7% reduction (1% more than last year) and the living residences an 11% reduction (3% less than last year).
A recognition ceremony was added to the campaign to honor those that demonstrated extra effort and commitment to energy conservation.
The Best Performer awards, for the largest percent reduction in electricity use from the baseline, went to Freedom Apartments and the Fine Arts building.
Empire Commons won the Biggest Impact award for its reduction in kilowatt hours of electricity and carbon emissions. This honor went to the Lecture Centers for the Podium Buildings and Arts & Sciences for the Academic Buildings.
The Best Quad award went to Colonial Quad, for the largest percent of electricity reduction among the quads.
The Most Improved awards went to Earth Science, Physics and Business Administration by successfully increasing their electricity reduction over the course of the campaign.
The Green Scene award for the academic building most dedicated to creating a culture of sustainability went to the Education building.
Lastly, the Honor Roll featured all buildings that had achieved a 10% energy reduction or greater over the campaign. Among the residence areas, this included Empire Commons, Freedom Apartments, and Colonial Quad. Among the academic buildings, the honor went to Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Earth Science, Education, Fine Arts, the Lecture Centers, the PAC, Physics, the Science Library, and the Social Science building.
The university is proud of all our award winners and thank the occupants for doing their part in energy reduction. For more details on the Energy Campaign results click here.