SUNY Cortland Dragon Hall

New Residence Hall

Industry: Higher Education

Services Provided: Climate Leadership

Pathfinder provided energy modeling for the new four-story residence hall with 229 student beds and offering high energy performance.

The $22.9 million project achieved a LEED Platinum certification as the result of a number of energy saving and sustainable design features. Pathfinder’s energy modeling projected that Dragon Hall will use 58% less energy, with 50% less energy cost than the national baseline by which similar facilities are measured.

Pathfinder completed a NYSERDA Technical Assistance study for the project and determined that the campus was eligible for $103,000 in incentives for energy efficiency, with additional incentives for the solar array under a separate program.