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Region 2

Serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Eight Tribal Nations.

2009 Pollution Prevention Grants Recipients

Results of FY09 Region 2 Pollution Prevention Grants

Number of Proposals Received
Number of awards issued

EPA Regional P2 Coordinator:
 Alex Peck

Project Summaries

Buffalo State College, Department of Hospitality and Tourism  Exit EPA disclaimer
Project Title: Pollution Prevention in the Buffalo Niagara Hospitality Sector
EPA Funding: $180,000
Project Summary: Buffalo State will build upon a current EPA-funded pollution prevention grant to create a new partnership with the Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau which has started a Green Hospitality Initiative. Buffalo State will partner with the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning to train student interns who will conduct on-site pollution prevention/green assessments of hotels. These student interns will provide technical assistance to 15 hospitality sector businesses in the areas of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, utilities and buildings, grounds maintenance and transportation. This project will provide waste reduction and monetary benefits to the hotels, as well as enhance the education of both students and hotel staff.
Contact Information: Dr. Kevin Mulcahy, mulcahkf@buffalostate.edu


Kean University  Exit EPA disclaimer
Project Title: Reducing GHG Emissions in NJ Colleges and Universities
EPA Funding: $179,655
Project Summary: Kean University, in partnership with the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) will assist colleges and universities in Region 2 in reducing their energy use and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. They will help the colleges to apply the latest energy and GHG emissions management tools; develop and implement training workshops for colleges on the use of these tools; create a mechanism to publicly report campus GHG/energy reductions; and create a protocol so that other colleges can replicate Kean University/NJHEPS process for reducing GHG and energy use reductions on a campus-wide basis.
Contact Information: Dr. Daniela Shebitz, dshebitz@kean.edu


New York State Energy Research and Development Authority  Exit EPA disclaimer
Project Title: Long-term Energy and Emissions Savings Potential in New York City Buildings
EPA Funding: $150,000
Project Summary: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory and City University of New York (CUNY) will use advanced software tools to determine energy efficiency and load management opportunities in CUNY campus buildings and will provide recommendations for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. NYSERDA will share the results with the surrounding community boards and will work with them to apply these tools to community facilities, such as housing projects, hospitals and hotels. This grant was incrementally funded $83,188 this year, and, funds permitting, will receive the remaining balance $66,812 in 2010.
Contact Information: Mr. Mark Eggers, mse@nyserda.org



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