SUNY Upstate Medical University

Turnkey Energy Efficiency Improvements

The SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York is a massive campus of over two million square feet. The University first hired Wendel to identify and implement solutions to address its energy and capital needs, and what started as a single contract began a campus-wide effort that built off the success of previous jobs. Over the course of this multi-phase project, Wendel built a strong relationship with the University, who trusted the team to lead the effort as both designers and general contractors. In addition to the convenience of one-stop-shopping, this arrangement allowed for transparency and understanding between the client and the Wendel team. The scope of the projects undertaken included offices, operating rooms and specialty spaces. The installation of adaptive controls optimized the campus’ HVAC systems, achieving transformative improvements, while LED lighting technology and smart submetering were also implemented across the campus.