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Monday, November 2, 2009

Greening the Orange

It's that time of year when sports fans think Orange -- as in SU athletics, home of the famous "Orange." 

But, Syracuse University is also increasingly becoming known as a place that is "greening the orange." A recent report by the Sustainable Endowments Institute casts a green light on SU as a place that is achieving climate neutrality goals. 

SU's plan calls for achieving a zero net level of emissions through:
  • Energy conservation utilizing existing technologies
  • Energy efficiency from emerging technologies
  • Supply side enhancements
  • Offsets of remaining emissions
 To do that, SU is developing a number of flagship projects.  Ideas under discussion include:  green computing across campus, solar and wind generation, conversion from central steam to biomass, and increased use of alternative-fuel vehicles.  There are also currently a number of LEED projects underway at SU:  The SyracuseCoE headquarters building, the Green Data Center, the Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center and Ernie Davis Hall. 

In addition, the university is establishing a Sustainable Initiative Fund, available on a competitive basis, for research and demonstration projects conducted by students and faculty.  Specific guidelines will be available in early 2010.

Read SU's recently adopted Climate Action Plan at:
Learn more about how SU is "greening the orange" at: