The BNMC strives to create a sustainable campus through its program areas, including transportation; streetscape and infrastructure; healthy communities; and energy. The BNMC institutions are among the region’s leaders in creating sustainable workplaces. As our campus continues to grow, we know this will become an even more important area for us to succeed in.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on BNMC
Part of this initiative includes the installation of 21 electric vehicle charging stations across the BNMC through a partnership BNMC, AAA Western and Central New York, National Grid, Clean Communities of Western NY, NYSERDA, the Global Energy Institute, and the US Department of Energy. These charging stations were installed in November 2011.
These stations are located in the Innovation Center parking lot (589 Ellicott Street), the Ellicott Goodrich Garage (across from Buffalo General Medical Center and the Gates Vascular Institute/Clinical Translational Research Center), in the new employee garage at Michigan Avenue and Goodrich Street, and in the right of way along Ellicott Street across from the Innovation Center (will be operational when the street goes two-way next year).
For Electric Vehicle owners interested in utilizing BNMC’s new Electric Vehicle Charging Station Network please contact us at 716.854.BNMC (2662) to learn more or download our FAQ sheet. Initially, use of the EVSE will be provided at no cost to the public in an effort to foster increased use of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The grant funds for this effort were a part of a $30 million dollar award through NYSERDA and five of the US DOE Clean Cities Organizations in NYS.
Redevelopment Study for Trico Complex
Read about the reuse study, development plans and intentions for the facility from the BNMC Chair of the Board, William L. Joyce, and the BNMC President & CEO, Matt Enstice on the “Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to Preserve More of Trico In Partnership with A Developer” page.
Employee Commuting Resources
Making it easier for employees to commute to the campus, GO BNMC is helping to create a more sustainable campus providing resources for use of alternative transportation methods, also rewarding employees for their smart commuting choices. Less pollutants are released into the air when employees choose to walk, ride a bike, take the train or bus or even carpool to work.
Learn about streetscape projects, equipment and facilities being incorporated into the BNMC’s physical infrastructure in order to help create a supportive and innovative campus.
Read about the new unique, access-only bike storage shelter that will be opening in Spring 2013 to help accommodate bicyclists on the campus.
Billion Dollar Green Challenge
The BNMC is a Founding Circle member and one of just 36 international organizations participating in the Billion Dollar Green Challenge, which encourages colleges, universities, and other nonprofit institutions to invest a combined total of one billion dollars in self-managed revolving funds that finance energy efficiency improvements. Participating institutions will achieve reduction in operating expenses and greenhouse gas emissions, while creating regenerating funds for future projects. The BNMC’s project, “The Greenback Fund,” seeks to develop innovative energy partnerships around infrastructure to support its anticipated growth.
BNMC Receives Americas Award for Energy Efficiency Plan
Buffalo was one of four cities on four continents to be recognized as an energy efficiency leader because of the efforts taking place on the BNMC to create a sustainable campus. Matthew Enstice, President of the BNMC, accepted the Americas award presented by the Alliance to Save Energy and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance at the EE Global Forum in June 2012.
The international recognition was to honor the BNMC’s creation of a five-year Energy Innovation and economic development plan for the campus and surrounding residential community. The plan integrates energy efficiency, grid modernization, alternative transportation and renewable energy. The BNMC is amongst organizations around the world that are using cutting-edge energy efficiency initiative to reduce energy consumption and costs, advancing global energy efficiency.
Regional Sustainability Plan Participation
BNMC, Inc. is collaborating with One Region Forward, an effort to create a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development that will make Western New York a prime contender for more state and federal funding opportunities through a federally recognized document. Comprised of a group of public, private and non-profit organizations, One Region Forward aims to implement a plan that focuses on sustainability, creating more access to healthy food, increased housing and neighborhood communities, transportation and positive environmental change.
To learn more about the initiative, visit www.oneregionforward.org.