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Energy Star Medium Density Fiberboard Green Building Council Member

Greening the Campus

Completed Energy Projects
  • Coed Hall window replacement
  • Energy Star refrigerators in Alumni, Coed, and Nagler Halls
  • energy efficient lighting retrofit in academic buildings
  • elevator and escalator controls
  • chiller plant refurbishment and replacement—no CFC refrigerants used
  • state-of-the-art high-efficient products used in Kaufman Hall
  • Kaufman Hall—reuse of existing building
  • ultra-low emission generator for new data center

 Current A-Labs Project

  • reuse existing space
  • air handling units recover 70% of heat energy
  • polished concrete floor—reuse, low maintenance
  • low "E" coated glass on exterior windows to provide higher thermal efficiency
  • millwork—Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) recycled content
  • acoustical ceilings
    • panels are 70-75% recycled content; 100% recyclable material; fabricated in Ohio (within 500 miles of NYC)
    • suspension system is 25% recycled content; 100% recyclable material; fabricated in Maryland (within 500 miles of NYC)
    • energy efficient light fixtures
    • daylight sensoring system—"Smart" light dimming
    • occupancy lighting sensors

Sustainable Practices

  • recycling program fully implemented in all buildings:  FIT recycles construction metals, wood, plastic, paper, print cartridges, electronics, refrigerant, lamps, concrete, etc.
  • Green Cleaning Program
  • temperature standard
  • two environmentally friendly electric service vehicles
  • NYPA Peak Load Management Program
  • new project commissioning achieves the highest operating efficiency
  • HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner meets Green Seal's environmental standard
  • FIT and ABM are members of the U.S. Green Building Council

Future Energy Projects

  • multiple energy projects in residence halls
  • replace old >5HP motors with premium, high efficiency type
  • installation of electric meters on each floor in residence halls to create energy savings competition
  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification for new construction
  • solar powered FIT sign on bridge
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