Adelphi University Recognized by EPA as a Leading Green Power Purchaser


Adelphi University has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) as one of the Top 30 Colleges & Universities in the EPA's Green Power Partnership.

Garden City, NY (I-Newswire) December 4, 2013 - Adelphi University was announced as No. 27 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Top 30 College & University list of the largest green power users in EPA's Green Power Partnership. Adelphi is also ranked number two in the Northeast-10 Conference in the EPA's College and University Green Power Challenge, which tracks the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power usage in the nation. Additionally, Adelphi qualifies for EPA's Green Power Leadership Club, a distinction given to organizations that have significantly exceeded EPA's minimum purchase requirements.

Currently, Adelphi uses more than 21 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, enough green power to meet 100 percent of its electricity use. The University also buys renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Renewable Choice Energy and generates green power from an on-site solar energy system. According to the EPA, Adelphi University's green power purchase of more than 21 million kWh is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of more than 3,000 passenger vehicles per year, or the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of more than 2,000 average American homes annually.

The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,500 partner organizations voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies; small and medium sized businesses; local, state, and federal governments; and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower.

For more information on Adelphi's efforts to go green, visit http://www.adelphi.edu/greenau/.

About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs-The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work-the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.






About Adelphi University

About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly rele   More..vant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs-The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work-the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.Less..

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Phone : (516) 877-4040


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December 4, 2013

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