Our focus on energy includes strategies to reduce our peak load, increase our energy efficiency and minimize our energy consumption.
Since 2011, Hunter has achieved nearly an 18% peak reduction in the college's energy use intensity (EUI). With this encouraging progress, Hunter has established a strong pace towards accomplishing the goals of the expanded BuildSmart 2025 program to achieve 35% reduction in total energy use.
The passage of Local Law 97 put out the challenge to buildings to achieve a 40 percent reduction in aggregate greenhouse gas emissions by calendar year 2030. Hunter aligned ourselves with the goals set by Local Law 97 and as a testament to our focus toward energy efficiency and lowering consumption, Hunter has met (and exceeded) our GHG emissions target 10 years ahead of schedule! As of December 2021 the College has since reduced our emissions by 48%.