Is it brighter in here? Eight buildings get new LED lighting during Winter Break

LED lights brighten the Ridgeview Hall lobby during Winter Break

The number of SUNY New Paltz buildings fully outfitted with energy-efficient LED lighting will double in the coming weeks, thanks to a new installation project taking place in January and February 2020.

In addition to consuming less energy than traditional light sources, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are longer lasting, more durable and usually smaller than incandescent bulbs.

At New Paltz, the transition to LED lighting has been underway for many years. All external lights on campus use LEDs, and eight buildings had already been upgraded prior to this round of installations.

With the addition of new lighting systems in eight more campus buildings, approximately one third of our total interior square footage will be lit by LEDs.

Buildings getting new LED lighting this winter:

  • Haggerty Administration Building
  • van den Berg Hall
  • van den Berg Annex
  • South Classroom Building
  • Old Library
  • Faculty Office Building
  • Fine Arts Building
  • Old Main

Buildings that already have LED Lighting:

  • Minnewaska Hall
  • Ridgeview Hall
  • Coykendall Science Building
  • Humanities Building
  • Lecture Center
  • Jacobson Faculty Tower
  • Engineering Innovation Hub
  • Shawangunk Hall (partial)

Visit the Office of Campus Sustainability for more info about green infrastructure and design on the SUNY New Paltz campus.