- All major renovation projects on campus have been upgraded with an
energy recovery system to pre-condition outside air before it
enters the building, resulting in a major reduction of energy
necessary for heating and cooling.
- SU mandates that contractors recycle carpeting removed
from campus buildings.
- Maryland requires 75 percent of new vehicle purchases
be flex-fueled or hybrid; All of SU's new-car purchases since
2007 have been either flex-fueled or hybrid.
- Over the past year, SU replaced seven high mileage
fleet vehicles that were in poor condition and had high repair
costs with Altima hybrid vehicles. In addition, two aging police
vehicles were replaced with Altima hybrids. University Police
reports that the fuel efficiency for the police vehicles has
increased from 10 mpg to 20 mpg.
- All new utility vehicle purchases for the University
are battery operated.
- SU partners with Pepco Energy Services, Inc. and the
Maryland Department of General Services in a campuswide
initiative that saves water equal to the annual consumption of
473 family homes, electricity sufficient to power 1,600 homes
and reduce emissions equal to removing 1,571 cars from the road
or planting 2,145 acres of trees, all while saving the
University an estimated $6 million over the next 15 years. The
partnership provided a cost savings of $331,378 in its initial
- Replacement of more efficient
mechanical equipment in 14 campus buildings;
- Installation of tens of thousands more
energy efficient bulbs and lighting fixtures and
installation of energy "misers" on vending
- Upgrading some 1,700 plumbing fixtures
with low-flow devices to conserve 11 million
gallons of water annually; and
- Using renewable energy sources to
supply at least 10 percent of SU's power