Rockland Community College

Resiliency and sustainability

  • Asset renewal
  • Improved resiliency
  • Improved learning experience
  • Energy cost savings

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.

Customized Performance Measures

  • Combined heat and power (CHP)
  • Interior and exterior lighting upgrades
  • Chiller and boiler plant 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