Solar panels at Fordham

A More Sustainable Fordham

By Fordham News

Maroon is the official color of Fordham, but more and more, the University is embracing green. That’s the message of the University’s latest climate action plan annual report.

“As a University, we’re working toward a more sustainable world and doing the part that we can do here, both in the physical plant, as well as the academic realm and the relationships to the community,” said Marco Valera, Fordham’s vice president for administration, who issues the report annually as part of the University’s commitment to promoting social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

Here are just four measures of the progress Fordham has made in the past two decades:

reduction in carbon emissions intensity since 2005

reduction in energy consumption from 2005 levels

solar panels installed atop the Rose Hill parking garage

kilowatts of energy conserved annually as a result of two strategic Light Emitting Diode (LED) re-lamping initiatives completed on the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses in 2015