Binghamton University has invested nearly $1.5 million in energy-savings projects to conserve natural resources and lower its impact on the environment.
- Binghamton University uses an energy management system (EMS) that closely monitors energy use. There are more than 46,000 monitoring control/points on the system, which controls mechanical, lighting and other building systems in accordance with how the buildings are used and occupied. For example, when a building is not in use, systems can be curtailed to save energy.
- Since 2005, roughly 5,800 incandescent lights have been replaced with fluorescent lights, saving approximately $195,000 annually.
- Occupancy sensors were installed in various buildings across campus and are expected to save an estimated $160,000 a year.
- The University has adopted an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy that requires the purchase of ENERGY STAR-certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist.