Columbia Recognized as 2020 NYSERDA Clean Energy Leader

Columbia University was recently recognized by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as a Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Campus Challenge leader for its efforts in implementing clean energy solutions across its campuses.

November 05, 2020

With its first campus-wide sustainability plan released in 2017, Columbia committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent before 2020, a goal the University has since surpassed. Columbia partnered with NYSERDA to implement energy reduction measures in 2017, and has been recognized each year since for its accomplishments. NYSERDA's REV Campus Challenge members include two- and four-year public and private institutions from all regions of New York State.

"We are pleased and honored to recognize your institution as a leader in clean energy and sustainability, especially during this challenging year," said Tiffany Nicolella, Project Manager at NYSERDA. "We look forward to continuing to support and promote your clean energy and sustainability efforts on campus and sincerely thank you for being part of the REV Campus Challenge membership network."

About REV Campus Challenge
The REV Campus Challenge promotes clean energy efforts by recognizing and supporting colleges and universities in New York State that implement clean energy projects and principles on campus, in the classroom, and in surrounding communities. The REV Campus Challenge launched in Fall 2015 with the goal of engaging the broad academic potential of New York State’s colleges and universities to help realize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), a strategy to build a clean, resilient, and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. Since its launch, the REV Campus Challenge has recognized institutions around the State for clean energy achievements, made available $5 million in funding to support a wide range of clean energy activities, and engaged dozens of institutions around New York in shaping the Challenge’s next steps.