As a campus community, we joyfully embrace the challenge to live in "right relationship" with the environment, with one another and the surrounding communities. Following the spirit of Francis of Assisi, we are committed to:
St. Bonaventure University will save an estimated $100,000 or more a year on its electric bill thanks to a new solar electric project being developed in Olean.
BQ Energy of Poughkeepsie, a leader in developing renewable energy on brownfields and landfills, will construct a pair of 2.7-megawatt solar arrays on a 24-acre portion (Parcel 3) of the Olean Gateway Site off Buffalo Road near Interstate 86.
(Image from Olean Times Herald)
St. Bonaventure's William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center was built with adherence to a long list of sustainable building design components, from the use of groundwater for cooling to preservation of trees to reduce cooling loads in warmer months.
Learn more about the Swan Business Center's sustainable design components.
St. Bonaventure's William F. Walsh Science Center and the Friedsam Memorial Library's Rare Books addition use underground water for cooling systems, reducing the release of carbon dioxide.
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