• Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Primary SD area: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: New York, United States (The)
  • Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
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Deliverables & Resources
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative - Fashion Institute of Technology

Organization(s) making commitment

Fashion Institute of Technology

Achievement of Commitment

FIT has already completed many sustainable projects on campus. Each year a sustainability conference is held on campus and FIT reports to the college community the projects that have been completed, as well as those that are planned or in progress.
Partners dedicated to achieving these targets are and have been the New York Power Authority, Clean Air New York, New York City Department of Buildings, Mayorís Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, Department of City Administrative Services, New York City Office of Energy and Conservation and New York Power Authority Peak Load Management Program.

How this will be achieved

In summer of 2012, we will proceed with the HVAC refurbishment and replacement in our Co-Ed dormitory. This building is 15 stories, 90,000 GSF with 233 Units. FITís goal is to reduce the carbon emission from the building. The existing equipment uses steam as the source of energy. It is estimated that approximately $10,000 a month will be saved with this conversion.

Currently FIT has one green roof on the Shirley Goodman Resource Center. In addition, in 2012-2013, FIT will install a green roof on the David Dubinsky Student Center building. The new underlying roof will be insulated with a reinforced cold fluid applied system with a 20 year No Dollar Limit (NDL). It will contain six inches of engineered soil, vegetation and water-storing sedum. This will reduce the amount of rain water runoff into the streets.

In the summer of 2011, FIT installed four (4) Elkay Water Refill systems and counts indicate that we have saved 100,713 plastic bottles to date. The college also installed a digital book reader in its library in March of 2010. To date we have saved 140,000 sheets of paper by scanning in lieu of photocopies.

Deliverable Date
Elkay Water Refill systems 2015
HVAC refurbishment and replacement 2015
Green roof installation 2015

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
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