Bard College receives state grant to develop energy plan
The Daily Freeman is reporting the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has awarded Bard College a $64,000 grant to help develop a campus energy master plan. Working with Ecosystem Energy Services, Bard will evaluate its current and future energy footprint and create a plan for achieving the college’s goals of net-zero energy and carbon neutrality by 2035. The college will assess how to control and/or reverse the rise in consumption, costs and emissions, with a focus on the opportunity to convert equipment that is due for replacement with high-efficiency alternatives. There also will be a review of Bard’s existing geothermal systems and their potential expansion to existing buildings and new construction. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.