2012

SU Receives Two Water Quality Awards
June 19, 2012
Both the Syracuse University Steam Station and Chilled Water Plant have received an Onondaga County Industrial Achievement Award for protecting local waterways from wastewater discharge pollutants. Read more

New Steam Station Equipment Saves 3 Million Gallons of Water Each Year
June 12, 2012
The Syracuse University Steam Station is now a lot greener when it comes to using water. The plant’s two new air compressors will slash more than 8,200 gallons of water discharges per day from entering into the county’s sanitary sewer system. The new equipment is also energy efficient and uses far less electricity to run than the 40-year-old compressors they replaced. Read more

Giving Students a New Perspective on Food Waste
April 27, 2012
SU Sustainability Division interns Becca Osborne, senior environmental science and renewable energy major at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Lindsey Adams, senior public health major in SU’s Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, recently gave students a firsthand look at the food they’re wasting. Read More

Feb. 14 Event to Celebrate Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center earning LEED Certification
February 14, 2012
Syracuse University’s Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center has earned LEED® certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), for its green design and construction. The SU community will celebrate this distinction in sustainability at an event on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 2-4 p.m. at the Melo Center. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation’s pre-eminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
Opened in 2009, the $19 million Melo Center is named for former Orange basketball standout and New York Knick Carmelo Anthony, who provided a gift representing one of the largest individual donations to Syracuse University Athletics. The building was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, King + King Architects, with construction by Hayner Hoyt Corp. Read More