Bright Power Teaches: Solar Thermal Presentation for NYC Universities


University Challenge 2011 Kickoff Meeting (February 8th, 2011)

(St John’s University Manhattan Campus, 101 Murray St, Room 118, NYC)

Time: 9:00am-11:30am

Presentation: Solar Thermal for Universities (10:50am), Andrew McNamara

As part of an aggressive PlaNYC citywide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions citywide by 30 percent by 2030, Mayor Bloomberg and university officials invite other city colleges, universities and government entities to join 2030 Challenge Partners and create an inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions along with an action plan for how they intend to achieve their reductions.

Since joining the 2030 Challenge, ten schools have completed a greenhouse gas inventory to determine their total carbon footprint and develop a long term action plan to meet their 30 percent greenhouse gas reduction goal by 2017. These schools have now integrated greenhouse gas reduction into their long-term strategic plans and their schools’ business plans.