New Paltz energy management team wins 2019 Research Foundation Symposium award

Energy Management Coordinator Brian Pine and Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Mitten accepted the Partnership Excellence Award at the 2019 SUNY Research Foundation Administrators’ Symposium.

The award recognizes efforts put forth by Mitten and Pine to study new energy-saving technologies, and identify opportunities to implement cost-efficient projects to reduce the SUNY New Paltz campus’s carbon footprint.

Their work led to an estimated $250,000 in annual utility savings from 2015-2018, and also helped bring more than $1.7 million in external grant investment for energy conservation measures on campus.

Pine and Mitten accepted the award at the 2019 Research Administrators’ Symposium, which this year was devoted to the theme “Building on Strength.” The conference served to raise awareness for the challenges researchers and administrators face in an era of unprecedented regulatory transformation.

The two-day event, held on April 3 and 4, 2019, featured a variety of workshops and presentations focusing on the life cycle of research administration as it exists today, covering project and proposal development; grants management; compliance; commercialization; and entrepreneurship.

About the Research Foundation for the State University of New York
SUNY’s Research Foundation is the largest comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. It provides talent, services, and technology that empower SUNY faculty to research, innovate and transfer discoveries that transform the world’s knowledge economy.

The RF is a private non-profit education cor­poration that is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c) (3).

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