What We Did on Summer Vacation; Solar Panels and Hybrids

Remember creating those essays in school?  Well, despite the quiet nature of the office during the summer, quite a few projects were completed.  Three more hybrid buses were delivered in June.  The summer routes ran completely on hybrid power!!  What a great turnaround and accomplishment for our mass transit office and maintenance crew.  We went from having a rather old, worn out fleet to one that is now one third hybrid.  And more good things are to come!!

Another new development is the completion of our first renewable energy project on campus.  Technicians installed a 49 kwh system on the roof of the solar science building.  See the picture below:

We also completed the update of our web site.  Check out: http://www.albany.edu/gogreen for our new look.  There is lots of information and reference guides under our “Resources” and “Fliers and Handbooks” link.

We have started doing a comprehensive sustainability assessment called the STARS rating system. This is part of the national sustainability organization, AASHE, of which UAlbany is a member.  Look for more info and updates on our progress as we map out all the sustainability programs, policies and initiatives.

Let us know what you think of the new website!

Mary Ellen

 

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