Every Challenge Has a Backstory
The Challenge of Unique Scale: A majority of New York City’s built environment exists at a scale not common in the rest of the world - The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest public urban university, is no exception. CUNY is spread across New York City’s five boroughs and serves over 500,000 students from 24 campuses, 300 buildings, and 26 million square feet of building space.
Ambition Drives Progress: With CUNY’s annual spending on energy, including gas, electricity, and steam at nearly $90 million per year, CUNY set and committed to an ambitious goal to reduce energy consumption and spending by 30%, or $30 million. CUNY turned to OBG for assistance in developing a comprehensive climate action plan for the CUNY system.