April 1, 2017
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Green IT Initiatives at Adelphi


Learn about the efforts of Adelphi’s Office of Information Technology for reducing the carbon footprint of the Adelphi community. 

 eWaste Recycling

  • 18,412.35 lbs of eWaste recycled through monthly equipment sales (2015–2016).
  • 3,244 lbs of eWaste recycled through our bi-annual campus eRecycle events (2015–2016).    

 Green Transportation

  • Three energy efficient vehicles used for equipment moves and providing optimal service to our campus community.

 Paper Reduction

  • Continuous effort being made to automate business processes and leverage our AU2Go mobile app to reduce paper and toner use by departments on campus.

 Network Changes

  • 50% reduction of space in server room through virtualization and consolidation.
  • 47% less electricity used by new switches for our Network Access Layer (customer connected).
  • 61% of our applications are in the cloud; further reducing energy costs and eWaste.

 Energy Savings

  • 1,187,630 KWh ($178,145) saved through nightly auto-shut downs of our lab computers (2015-2016).
  • Switched to laser projectors, saving the university on energy costs, consummables and eWaste.
  • Installed programmable occupancy sensors in all our new construction builds since 2013.

Daffodils on Adelphi's Garden City Campus in the spring.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


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