REV Campus Challenge - NYSERDA
The REV Campus Challenge promotes clean energy efforts by recognizing and supporting NYS colleges and universities that implement clean energy projects and principles on campus, in the classroom, and in surrounding communities. For the purposes of the REV Campus Challenge, clean energy is inclusive of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy efforts.
REV Campus Challenge members include two- and four-year, public and private institutions from all regions of NYS. From community colleges to state research universities to private liberal arts colleges, REV Campus Challenge members represent New York's leaders in institutional sustainability. For more information and a complete list of current members, visit www.nyserda.ny.gov/rev-campus-challenge.
As an institution of higher education, we recognize the unique position we are in to further clean energy adoption in New York State through our actions on campus, by training tomorrow's leaders, and by working with our local communities. By joining the REV Campus Challenge, Farmingdale State College is demonstrating its commitment to advancing clean energy initiatives on-campus, in the classroom, and in the surrounding community.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry. With thousands of wind industry members and wind policy advocates, AWEA promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for American consumers.
As the premier organization representing the interests of America's wind energy industry, AWEA counts hundreds of organizations in its membership program. Our members are wind power project developers and parts manufacturers; utilities and researchers – organizations at the forefront of the wind energy industry.
The Wind Energy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of wind as a clean, domestic energy source through communication, research, and education. The Foundation is also committed to supporting ongoing research that furthers the continued growth of wind energy.
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating Systems (STARS) a program of The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent,
self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability
performance. STARS is intended to engage and recognize the full spectrum of colleges
and universities - from community colleges to research universities - and encompasses
long-term sustainability goals for already high-achieving institutions as well as
entry points of recognition for institutions that are taking first steps toward sustainability.
STARS is designed to:
• Provide a framework for understanding sustainability in all sectors of higher education.
• Enable meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the international campus sustainability community.
• Create incentives for continual improvement toward sustainability.
• Facilitate information sharing about higher education sustainability practices and performance.
• Build a stronger, more diverse campus sustainability community.
NY-GEO is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to geothermal heating and cooling.
Our 70 founding members include geo designers, installers, manufacturers, drillers'
consultants and distributors, interested in promoting the use of ground-source heat
pumps to heat and cool buildings in New York State.
There is no doubt that geothermal heat pumps (GHPs)* represent a heating and cooling technology that is essential for us to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The following benefits clearly make the initial capital costs an investment in the future of our local and global communities:
• The earth itself is our solar collector
• The earth itself is our energy storage system
• Geothermal Heat Pump Systems harvest renewable energy 24/7 with no need for a backup system
• GHP Systems work to improve utility load factors while reducing peak demand
• GHP Systems utilize local labor to strengthen the local economy
• GHP Systems reduce our dependence on fossil fuels reducing our carbon footprint
• GHP Systems reduce the home energy budget
• GHP Systems are extremely scalable, from low income housing to community loops serving multiple buildings on college campuses (such as the Skidmore Energy Node Project)
• Channels natural gas away from home heating towards solving other challenging energy markets, such as industrial needs
We have made significant progress in the past few months to create a state-wide organization focused on raising the visibility and understanding of the geothermal heat pump technology (ghp). As stakeholders, we're sure you will agree that the process of gaining an understanding of all the features and benefits associated with ghp results in a genuine excitement about the technology.
We appreciate your support and encourage you to return often to our web site as we will be going through many changes as the organization gains momentum in the marketplace. Please feel free to contact us for any reason regarding geothermal heat pumps.
* Also known as "ground source heat pumps", "geo-exchange systems" or "low temperature geothermal"