(PRWEB) August 02, 2012
Through the use of energy efficient technology, SUNY Ulster Community College has significantly reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions at the main campus in Stone Ridge, NY. Specifically, the lighting technologies which were implemented into the buildings have met and exceeded the requirements of the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct) to be certified as “Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings.” Through the EPAct Gives Back™ program the district has been rewarded for their initiatives and stewardship.
The energy saving measures demonstrates SUNY Ulster’s strong commitment to the local environment and tax paying community. The lighting system alone will save tax payers more than $31,000 per year in utility costs. The reduction in energy consumption decreases the college’s carbon emissions by 533,000 lbs. (267 tons) a year. This is equivalent to the college removing 47 cars off of local roads or planting 1,324 additional trees in the community.
The college went through an intense engineering analysis and inspection process in order to meet all the requirements of the Energy Policy Act, administered by Walker Reid Strategies, Inc., and have received certificates for their achievements in Energy Conservation. Their commitment to a greener campus is admirable and an example to other institutions.
About SUNY Ulster Community College:
SUNY Ulster Community College Main Campus is located in Stone Ridge, NY in the Hudson Valley. It is composed of ten buildings including gymnasiums, theaters, conference centers and a library. The college has been implementing energy efficient technology for several years as an overall energy management program.
About Walker Reid Strategies:
Walker Reid Strategies is a Licensed Engineering Firm that specializes in the EPAct 2005 §179D Certifications. The Firms staff administers the EPAct Gives Back™ program and oversees all engineering analysis and inspections required. Walker Reid is headquartered in South Florida and is committed to the development of sustainable buildings and reducing America's Carbon Footprint through Energy Conservation and the 2005 EPAct §179D Incentive.