The Rockland Community College (RCC) campus, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, was struggling with aging infrastructure that was burdensome to maintain and was overly dependent on costly natural gas.
Ecosystem’s outcome-based design focused on improving existing equipment and operations, achieving energy savings, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, while keeping the college’s future growth in mind. Approaching the campus as a whole, the project emphasized measures that bring the most value to the College’s operation as an educational institution serving 7,000 students and a cultural center for Rockland County. Not only does RCC save $558,000 annually in energy costs, but the campus benefits from greater operational efficiency and an enhanced learning environment.
The RCC-Ecosystem partnership is an important aspect of the campus community’s commitment to environmental sustainability and substantially reduces the environmental footprint.
Combined heat and power (CHP)
Chiller and boiler plant upgrades
Interior and exterior lighting upgrades
Building Management System (BMS)
‘‘Since we finally got the boiler to work in the right way for the first time in ten years, we have had no cold complaints.’’
-James Fiske, Facilities Operator