Campus sustainability encompasses a broad range of actions and choices—some of which are subtle, while others are eye-catching.
Campus sustainability encompasses a broad range of actions and choices—some of which are subtle, while others are eye-catching. The renovation of the Schine Student Center has meant the addition of another attention-grabbing clean energy element: new solar panels on the building’s roof, the latest demonstration of the University’s commitment to sustainability.
The photovoltaic (PV) panels, installed this past summer, will begin generating clean energy for the campus community on Oct. 15. The new panels were installed in support of the renewable energy credit for LEED certification at the National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building.
The project was designed by the Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) engineering team. After initial planning, the team from CPDC reviewed similar installations with staff members at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, which resulted in changes to the final layout of the panels and the panel support system.
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