Energy & Water

Energy Planning

With an annual energy budget of $3.7 million, SUNY Oneonta has both financial and environmental incentives to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel, a finite resource. SUNY Oneonta recently completed it’s Clean Energy Master Plan- a framework for a financially sustainable energy program that focuses on energy-intensity reduction goals, which supports meeting the carbon reduction goals of the campus, and provides reliable low-carbon and resilient energy sources that enable and enhance the campus mission. SUNY Oneonta is targeting energy efficiency projects through technology advances as well as energy reduction initiatives through behavioral changes.

REV Campus Challenge Leader

SUNY Oneonta has been recognized with a REV Campus Challenge Leader badge for 2020 from NYSERDA. This badge recognizes our investment in clean energy projects across our campus, embracing clean energy curricula and research and development, and our aim to engage further with their communities.

Energy Mandates

SUNY Oneonta is subject to New York State Mandates and SUNY System Administration and State University Construction Fund (SUCF) Directives associated with energy and carbon (i.e., greenhouse gases (GHG)) reduction targets that include the following:

Mandate Goals
Executive Order 166 (EO 166)

Reduce GHG emissions (from 1990 levels):

  • 40% by 2030
  • 80% by 2050
New Efficiency New York
  • 2025 statewide energy efficiency target of 185 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) of site energy savings
The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)
  • Carbon free electricity system by 2040
  • Reduce GHG 85% below 1990 levels by 2050
Directives/Drivers Goals
SUCF Directive 1B-2
  • Commitment to clean energy
  • Deep energy retrofits on existing buildings
  • Net zero carbon new buildings
SUNY Clean Energy Roadmap
  • Guidelines to help accelerate progress towards NYS’s goal to reduce GHG 40% by 2030
REV Campus Challenge Leader Badge- 2020
REV Campus Challenge Leader Badge- 2020
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