Stevens is continually evaluating different ways to reduce energy consumption and its carbon footprint. At the core of that is the prioritization of improving energy efficiency of the buildings, while making sure to provide sufficient heating and cooling to the campus year-round. LED lighting retrofits, on-site solar PV arrays, purchasing Renewable Energy Credits, and cogeneration units are some of the strategies being employed as part of that goal.
Stevens Institute of Technology Achieves 100% Zero Emissions Renewable Electricity in Fiscal Year 2019
Stevens Institute of Technology has advanced its sustainability strategy with a purchase of Green-e Certified Renewable Energy Certificates or “Green-e RECs”. A Green-e certification includes an independent verification of eligible renewable energy generation as determined by the Center for Resource Solutions. As a result of this purchase, Stevens has achieved 100% renewable, zero emissions for reported electricity usage in fiscal 2019 for the entirety of its Hoboken campus operations.
Many of Stevens’ buildings employ cogeneration units - a high efficiency system that takes a natural gas input to make both electricity and hot water (through waste heat recovery) which provides a higher level of efficiency than producing each individually.
On-site Renewable Generation
Stevens has rooftop solar PV arrays on Schaefer Athletic Center, Williams Library, and Jonas Hall, and ground-mount arrays in the 8th Street parking lot, as well as behind Davidson Lab.