Goals and Initiatives

Energy

Increase Awareness

  • Conduct comprehensive energy audit
  • Adopt LEED Silver as construction standard
  • Install additional sub-meters & analyze usage trends

Reduce Consumption

  • Create 'State of Good Repair' Survey
  • Partner with NY Power Authorities Peak Load Mgt Incentive Program
  • Ulitize motion sensors for lighting control
  • Implement IT server replacement with more energy efficient hardware, consolidate under-utilized servers, and deploy server virtualization
  • Implement desktop power management on all public computers
  • Centralize data storage in the IT data center rather than in local devices to manage storge capacity more effectively

Water

Increase Awareness

  • Analyze usage trends

Reduce Consumption

  • Create 'State of Good Repair' Survey
  • Utilize micro flow faucets
  • Utilize water efficient toilets & urinals

Transportation

Increase Awareness

  • Utilize commuting reports in policy making

Reduce Consumption

  • Install bicycle racks
  • Implement collaborative online enviornments, including document management system (WFS), to enable users to share documents remotely
  • Implement web-based access to on-sitet applications via broadband connections
  • Implement teleconferencing and videoconferencing to enable users to collaborate from remote locations

Waste

Increase Awareness

  • Promote recycling programs

Reduce Consumption

  • Implement recycling processes for consumer waste
  • Implement recycling processes for industrial waste
  • Implement duplex printing as default for network printing and student print management system to reduce paper and tomer consuption
  • Manage desktop computer life cycle to reduce e-waste; ensure proper disposal of outdated IT equipment

Procurement

Increase Awareness

  • Promote availability of "green" options

Reduce Consumption

  • Purchase "green" products

All

Increase Awareness

  • Create Sustainability Website
  • Complete annual NY State E04 & E018 Report
  • Complete annual CUNY Sustainability Report