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The Shineman Center and Rice Creek Field Station promote the college's sustainability goals in countless ways, from environmentally friendly construction to innovative use of energy. Features include:

  • Designed to meet LEED Gold enivornmental-friendly standards (see video)
  • Largest ground-source geothermal system beside Shineman for heating and cooling in the SUNY system (see video)
  • Shineman is 21% more energy efficient than an average science building
  • Estimated to use 40% of the energy required to operate college's earlier science spaces
  • Designed to generate 38% less waste than former science buildings
  • Rooftop photovoltaic solar energy cells (see video)
  • Shineman Center's green roof feature saves energy, reduces stormwater runoff (see video)
  • Generous use of available light to lower energy expenditures