SUNYIT recognizes its role and commitment in helping create a sustainable campus community and world. The campus community will lead by example and through actions grounded in theory and practice. SUNYIT will become an environmentally conscious campus that organizes itself around the following themes: academic integration, campus awareness, recycling, and energy conservation.
Growing concerns about global climate changes and related human-caused GHG emissions have encouraged many institutions of higher education to pursue carbon footprint projects to measure their emissions. SUNYIT's Green Team's Emissions Inventory Report measures the greenhouse gas emissions of the campus between 2001-2010 providing a baseline for future considerations.
SUNYIT's new buildings meet specific LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) requirements. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across these metrics: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
Find out more about how each new building meets LEED requirements.