During the 2017 - 2018 Academic Year the University undertook and completed, in June 2018, a comprehensive energy master plan. Additionally, as outlined in the Climate Action Plan part of our strategy to reach carbon neutraility includes switching to renewable, non-fossil fuel energy.
Our campus is powered by a variety of sources including three types of renewable energy:
- Geothermal Energy provides heating and cooling to Kirk Douglas Hall
- Starting in the Fall of 2016 the University began purchases of over 1.5 Million kWh annually of hydroelectric power from the Kings Falls Hydro Facility in Lewis County, NY
- Begining in the Summer of 2018 the University began purchases over over 3 Million kWh annually of solar power from the Watertown Solar Facility in Jefferson County, NY