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Green Grant Recipient: ITP Energy Workbench

by Jeff Feddersen

I’ve taught an “Energy” course at ITP for several years, and over that time I’ve noticed that there tend to be a few recurring problems when students tackle solar-powered projects. Students typically underestimate the difference between indoor and outdoor light levels; it is inconvenient to take prototypes outside to test, let alone work on them outdoors; they work at odd hours and at the last minute, meaning even with the best intentions and professor deadlines solar projects spend little if any time in direct sun if and when they are working. 

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AVP for Sustainability, Cecil Scheib testifies on climate and communities

AVP Cecil Scheib speaking at public hearing“You can’t just buy high-tech, energy saving equipment, dump it in a building, and expect it to operate correctly. You must also invest in the men and women that will operate it, day in and day out, from now until 2050 and beyond.”

– Cecil Scheib, Assistant Vice President for Sustainability, NYU


Earlier this month, AVP for Sustainability, Cecil Scheib, testified before the New York Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation during a public hearing to examine how best to address the impacts of climate change on communities and the work force. 

Read the full testimony to learn more about NYU’s carbon reduction goals, workforce training program, and more.

NYUnplugged 2019 – Winning Energy Tips


We’re so excited to kick off Unplugged 2019. The team that conserves the most energy during the week of unplugged will win a very cool prize. You might be wondering what you can do to conserve energy in your halls. We thought so. A lot of the energy used by residence halls comes from operations. So, you don’t have control over everything, BUT you can still make a difference. Here’s a list of tips and tricks, so you can ensure that your team comes out on top at the end of the week. Read more

Sustainability Working Group Update: Explore the Initiatives!

In Fall 2018, a Sustainability Working Group of over 50 students, faculty, and administrators from across NYU’s global network came together to determine meaningful and achievable new sustainability initiatives that NYU could implement in the short term. 

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AVP Cecil Scheib Testifies before City Council

Cecil Scheib speaking into a microphone at a table of testifiers“Since 2007, NYU has reduced its emissions by 30%… This reduction in emissions is something the University has voluntarily undertaken not only because we believe it is part of NYU’s role as an anchor institution in New York but also because it positively impacts our community.”

– Cecil Scheib, Assistant Vice President for Sustainability, NYU Read more