In 2018, the College reduced its electric use by over 5,000,000 kWh and natural gas usage over 288,000 therms.  The cost savings from 2015 to 2018 exceeded $3,2000,000.  The College plans on continuing to increase these savings and looks forward to the next milestone of $4,000,000.

Energy Savings Page

The College’s energy savings for 2018 can also be expressed as environmental benefits:  47,000,000 KBTU greenhouse gas reduced, 2886 equivalent metric tons of CO2 reduced, 601 cars not driven for 1 year and 73,993 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.

Energy Page Environmental Benefit Savings

Demand Response Program for Summer of 2017

  • Met 97% of Target Estimate

  • Revenue Produced - $100,000

Energy Page Demand Program


Geothermal Eastern Campus

Our Eastern Campus competed in the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Geothermal Clean Energy Challenge.  The college received a quantitative analysis of the technical and economic viability of their potential Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems.

Geothermal Grant Campus

Study in progress to determine if feasible to install geothermal for the new Renewable Energy and Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Center on our Grant Campus.


Solar Lindsay Building Solar Smithtown Science Building Solar Workforce Development Building

Lindsay Life Sciences Building

Ammerman Campus

2017 Total Generation:  110,738 kWh

Smithtown Science Building

Ammerman Campus

Approximately 21,750 kWh for 2017

Workforce Development Building

Grant Campus

Approximately 18,265 kWh for 2017



Suffolk County Community College is:

  • An organizational partner of the New York Offshore Wind Alliance
  • Developing a non-credit wind energy program in coordination with industry partners