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For Immediate Release: Contact: Heather Meaney
January 24, 2011 (518) 381-1250

Schenectady County Community College Receives Two Technology Awards

Two separate technology awards recently received by Schenectady County Community College will help the campus innovate new communications strategies and also achieve energy savings.
This month, SCCC received word that it will receive a grant from CampusEAI Consortium and an energy efficiency study conducted by Green View Energy Management Systems.
“This is a wonderful example of SCCC forging public-private collaborations to implement programs that will produce real-time savings and improve service,” said Denise Murphy McGraw, Chair of SCCC’s Board of Trustees. “The College is showing tremendous leadership and foresight in tackling physical and technological needs on campus in proactive, state-of-the-art ways.”
“These partnerships show that we are looking at innovative solutions to meet the needs of our campus community,” said Dr. Quintin Bullock, President of SCCC. “In these trying economic times, these initiatives will result in savings and greater efficiencies so that we can better redirect priorities to our students, faculty and staff.”
CampusEAI Consortium is the creator of myCampus, the most widely deployed campus portal and web content management solution in higher education. Other Campus EAI partners include SUNY Binghamton and SUNY Oneonta. CampusEAI’s myCampus is a software-as-a-service Web 2.0 enterprise portal for institutions of higher education that provides prospective students, current students, faculty, staff and alumni with access to their academic and social information all in one place. The grant from the not-for-profit Consortium is valued at over $1 million over five years.
SCCC will also partner with Green View Energy Management Systems of New Hartford, N.Y., to be a pilot site for a Real-Time Metering project under funding by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and conducted by NorthWrite, Inc. The project provides for real-time metering of electrical usage on campus. Under the project, a baseline usage of electricity will be established so the effectiveness of implementing energy conservation measures from the NorthWrite study and additional recommendations by Green View can be measured and assigned a dollar value for the savings to determine a return on investment.

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