Energy-efficiency projects at the University at Buffalo, made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, will save UB approximately $513,000 in energy costs and eliminate more than 2,600 tons of global-warming, greenhouse gas emissions annually.
The energy-saving projects support Governor Cuomo’s ambitious Build Smart NY initiative to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years by strategically accelerating priority improvements in energy performance. The comprehensive initiative will save millions of dollars for taxpayers and create thousands of jobs while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“Increased energy efficiency projects like those at SUNY Buffalo are critical to New York’s future, as they reduce energy use, cut operating costs and improve our environment, while adding jobs to the economy,” said Governor Cuomo. “The University at Buffalo is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and supporting economic development in the region in its partnership with NYSERDA on these improvements.”
The NYSERDA-funded initiatives move the university closer to its goal to increase sustainability and become carbon neutral by 2030.