Syracuse University (SU) will use a 1.3 million New York State grant to conduct a retrofit project on an existing eight-unit, campus dormitory building.
The project will evaluate the impact of renewable-energy sources, high-efficiency systems, and occupant-centric, smart-building controls to increase energy savings, the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
Students will participate in energy modeling, simulation, and evaluation of building performance.
The effort seeks to leverage “creative, cost-effective” options to develop, analyze, and implement net-zero-energy performance.
SU is among four colleges that will use state funding to help pay for the projects under the “Energy to Lead” competition,” per Cuomo’s office.