Tips on Energy

Turn off your lights when you leave a room.

Change your lightbulbs to energy-efficient ones.

Adjust your thermostat one degree higher in the summer and one degree cooler in the winter. Each degree less will save approximately 10% on your energy use.

Turn off computers at night.

Current College Initiatives

  • We are in partnership with the NY State Power Authority energy conservation program. They pay cash rebates back to institutions for energy load reduction during peak load days. John Jay participated by reducing electrical consumption in both Haaren Hall and North Hall.
  • 100% of light fixtures have high efficiency electronic ballasts.
  • All large rooms have motion sensors.
  • As change out occurs, regular bulbs are replaced with higher energy efficient bulbs.
  • John Jay participates in Earth Hour by turning off all campus exterior lighting in a gesture to acknowledge climate change.
  • All capable printers/copiers are being set to power down after 15 minutes of non use to reduce their power consumption.
  • DoIT is installing a program to power down computers in labs and classrooms.
  • DoIT is installing a control panel that allows them to remotely control the power on/off of most equipment in classrooms. It has been installed in 24 rooms of Haaren Hall. At the last class period, if equipment is left on, DoIT can shut them down from their offices.
  • All external light fixtures on Haaren Hall's facade are to be replaced with LEDs.

 Initiatives Planned

  • Gymnasium light fixtures and all exterior building lights will be replaced with higher efficiency lighting, funded by New York Power Authority.
  • All exterior building light timers (currently manual) to be replaced with new energy saving automatic timers.
  • All computers in classrooms and labs will eventually have the technology to power down.
  • A control panel that allows DoIT to remotely control the power of most equipment in classrooms will be installed in all JJC buildings, including Expansion Project.

The mission of the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), located at the City University of New York’s Bronx Community College (BCC), is to promote and implement the use of sustainable and efficient energy technologies in urban communities through education, training, workforce development, research and project facilitation. Read More...