Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.35
Liaison Laurie Husted
Submission Date June 9, 2017
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Bard College
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Laurie Husted
Sustainability Manager
Bard Office of Sustainability (BoS)
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Bard Micro Hydropower Project

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Bard is evaluating the feasibility of sustainable micro hydropower at our two non powered campus dams using a process that puts the ecology and community needs alongside the technical and regulatory feasibility of the project.
We are also developing a statewide website to help other non powered dam owners understand the multiple issues associated with owning a dam that they need to understand in order to evaluate the appropriateness of micro hydropower at their site.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced in 2016 that New York State will award $1 million each to Bard College, University at Buffalo, and Broome Community College as part of the “Energy to Lead Competition.” The competition was announced by the Governor in October 2015 and challenged student-led coalitions from New York colleges and universities across the state to develop plans for local clean energy projects on campus and in their communities.

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