It takes a considerable amount of energy to operate a college.
Purchase College operates 46 buildings on over 500 acres of property. The college recognizes the importance of conserving energy while maintaining reliability and safety to the campus community.
The college’s facilities department which consists of electrical, HVAC, plumbing, structural and grounds personnel consistently finds ways to improve the efficiency of the campus. Through the issuance of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 88 in 2012, the college is on track to reduce energy use intensity (EUI) 20% by 2020. In fact in 2016, the college had reduced its usage by the third greatest percentage of all four-year SUNY schools.
The college has invested in improving lighting on campus installing Light Emitting Diodes, (LED), efficient motors and pumps, HVAC controls, and water conservation fixtures.