Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.67
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Josh Arnold
Director of Energy and Utilities
Energy Conservation, Development and Controls Division
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Energy Conservation, Development, and Controls Team and Sustainable Operations

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:

ESF has reorganized numerous staff in Physical Plant and Facilities under the direction of the Director for Energy and Utilities (formerly the Campus Energy Manager). The new rapid-response unit, dubbed The Energy Conservation, Development and Controls Team (ECDC), is focused on energy efficiency, conservation, building controls, and operations and maintenance. The team includes trades staff such as electricians, HVAC technicians, mechanics, and plumbers, as well as the plant utility engineers responsible for operating and maintaining the campus distributed generation combined heat and power plant and the campus-wide steam distribution system. The ECDC team is instrumental in identifying and implementing GRF projects and additional projects across campus that save energy and money, and reduce ESF's carbon footprint.

Sustainability is being more actively incorporated into Physical Plant and Facilities at ESF in other ways such as mechanisms to continually track STARS criteria on future new construction and renovation projects. A search was recently completed to hire ESF's first Sustainable Facilities manager, who will focus much of their time on sustainable operations and specific targets such as making ESF a zero waste campus.

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

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 innovation is available :

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.