April 1, 2017

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.

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

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

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves almost 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, as well as online. 

More than 116,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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