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Fueling education for a clean energy future

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An increasing number of colleges and universities are making the commitment to promote sustainability on campus. NYSERDA's Clean Green Campuses provides the support, resources, and recognition necessary to meet your school’s financial, environmental, academic, and community goals through clean energy solutions. Kick start your efforts by taking advantage of the opportunities Clean Green Campuses offers to advance clean energy on your campus

Go to the head-of-the-class with energy efficiency

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Energy efficiency paves the way for higher achievements. Like small cities, campuses include everything from classrooms, offices, and laboratory facilities to restaurants, sports arenas, and residential housing. Energy efficiency can improve student, faculty, and staff comfort while reducing operating expenses. ... MORE
It also creates better learning environments, which can boost student performance, overall innovation, and staff retention.

Teach by example

Investing in clean energy on campus reduces your energy bills while educating the community about renewable energy options. Depending on its location, your campus could take advantage of solar, wind, biomass, and/or geothermal resources in addition to energy efficiency.

Start a career in clean energy

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New York State has clean energy training programs for a range of skill sets — from entry-level workers joining the renewable energy, energy efficiency, and emerging technology sectors to seasoned professionals looking to sharpen their technical skills and move up the career ladder.