Sustainable Energy

Sustainable CUNY is leading a transformational change on CUNY campuses, in the City and throughout the State through three key pillars: Campus Sustainability, Sustainable Energy projects- notably, as lead for implementing Federal, State and City funded solar programs in New York City and New York State and CUNY SustainableWorks.  As the City continues to grow, demands for energy, water and space put a recurrent strain on the existing infrastructure and the country’s largest grid. City, state and federal policies set a multitude of sustainability goals that require the adoption of renewable energy, energy efficiency practices, innovations in clean technology and behavioral changes. Economic development opportunities and a vibrant job market for graduates in related fields are dependent on mainstream acceptance of these changes and a seamless transition from existing infrastructures to the new. CUNY has emerged as a trusted public university that can bridge administrative changeover to implement both short-term and long-range sustainability infrastructure, policies and initiatives