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New Building Dashboard monitors Stony Brooks energy consumption

New Building Dashboard monitors Stony Brook’s energy consumption

Michaela Kilgallen March 22, 2015
Last April, Stony Brook finished second in the Campus Conservation Nationals event against Albany, SUNY IT and SUNY New Paltz. SBU saved a total of 41,081 kilowatt-hours.
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A Stony Brook University student recycles a plastic bottle on campus. FRANCIS YU/STATESMAN FILE

Seawolves look toward a greener future

The Statesman March 8, 2015
From the hospital to the dining facilities, different departments across Stony Brook University have started their RecycleMania endeavors.
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Over 18,000 passengers used the Stony Brook bus service on Tuesdays alone during the 2013-2014 academic year. (BRIDGET DOWNES/THE STATESMAN)

Bus system inconsistency a product of overwhelming traffic

Jonathon Kline September 25, 2014
Stony Brook University is kept alive by the vital transportation available to all students, with multiple buses running to and from the commuter lot, the train station and throughout the campus.
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James OConnor, Director of Sustainability and Transportation Operation (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY)

James O’Connor looks to keep Stony Brook green

Chris Woods November 12, 2013
James O’Connor works with, and through, a staggering amount of administrative tasks to maintain sustainability at Stony Brook University. As Director of Sustainability and Transportation Operations at Stony Brook University, he oversees projects ranging from electricity conservation initiatives and electric vehicle charging stations to a bike share system and solar-powered bus stops.
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Campus making strides to improve energy efficiency

The Statesman October 1, 2013
Located between Circle Road and the Simons Center is a field of mud, a collection of strange-looking offices and a building that emits smoke. This area is dedicated to the Office of Sustainability’s Facilities and Services division, tasked with providing Stony Brook University with reliable power, installing sustainable technologies and initiatives and monitoring the campus’s consumption of energy. James O’Connor, the director of Sustainability & Transportation Operations, oversees this effort, making sure different divisions work together in this goal.
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Electric car stations ramp up at Stony Brook

The Statesman September 24, 2013
Five electric vehicle charging stations have been operating in relative obscurity at Stony Brook University over the past three years, and according to the Director of Sustainability & Transportation Operations, James O’Connor, the university is looking to expand.
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Stony Brook is aiming to have more LEED certified buildings like the Simons Center. (RYAN MUI/THE STATESMAN)

University going green, wins Recyclemania’s e-waste category

Sarah Elsesser May 8, 2013

Stony Brook University recycled the most e-waste out of all the U.S. colleges and universities in RecycleMania and for a fourth consecutive year earned a spot in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322...

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