Previous Years

  • 1972 During the energy crisis of the 1970s, Syracuse University calls for energy conservation
  • 1974 University starts energy conservation competitions to emphasize energy conservation goals
    • Low-flow shower heads installed in residence halls
    • Boiler and temperature reset controls across campus
  • 1978 All buildings sub-metered on campus to track energy usage
  • 1979 Steam Stations installs more efficient burners and computerized combustion control system
  • 1982 Central computer system installed on South Campus apartments to meet energy needs
  • 1990 The University creates its first campus recycling program
  • 1992 The replacement of paper towels to electric hand dryers begins in residence halls
    • Energy Manager hired to track and manage energy conservation.
  • 1993 Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center Founded
  • 1995 Ten Tons of Love is created to encourage the reuse of items
  • 2001 Syracuse Industrial Assessment Center established
    • STAR Center for Environmental Quality Systems created