ERIC Number: ED353877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
State University of New York--Staff Study Regarding the Effectiveness of the University's Energy Conservation Program. Report 93-D-5.
Walsh, John T.; And Others
This study examined the effectiveness of the State University of New York's (SUNY) energy conservation program which involves monitoring campus utility budgets and promoting energy awareness. The study proceeded primarily through a review of 112 energy audits that were conducted at SUNY campuses in 1989 and 1990 and analysis of energy consumption at SUNY's State-operated campuses over a 10-year period. In addition, the study investigators reviewed selected records, visited seven colleges and universities, and interviewed officials at SUNY Central Administration. The researchers found that if recommendations made by the energy audits were implemented, campus energy costs could be reduced by at least $4.6 million annually. However, they also found that no action had been taken by SUNY to address any of the energy audit recommendations. Other findings were: (1) that consumption was particularly high at three campuses where consumption was between 123 and 335 percent more per square foot that other campuses and that these campuses together accounted for more than 27 percent of SUNY's total energy costs during the year ending March 31, 1990; and (2) that campuses with higher rates of energy consumption received far less in conservation funding than campuses with lower consumption. Appendixes list report contributors, and contain the response of SUNY officials to the report recommendations and the State Comptroller's notes to SUNY's response. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.