Office for Capital Facilities
The State University of New York Office for Capital Facilities is responsible for providing tools, training and communication to the 64 Campuses within the SUNY System in support of Campus programs for management of facilities. The office provides guidance, oversight and technical expertise regarding the management of campus facilities in accordance with applicable New York State laws and regulations. A variety of disciplines are represented within the department including:
DirectorKarren Bee-DonohoeDirector, Office for Capital FacilitiesEmail Karren Bee-DonohoePhone: 518-320-1894
The Campus Let Contracts Program is responsible for the development of tools, training and communication to assist campuses in strengthening their management of construction contracts. Campus administered construction projects comprise a significant portion of new construction, renovation and maintenance at SUNY Campuses and are integral part of SUNY’s Capital Plan.
Jessica R. Miller
The Community College Capital Program provides assistance to the College budget and facilities staff for capital planning & financing for the 30 community colleges in New York State. In addition, program staff advocates for the SUNY system with the NYS Division of the Budget for necessary appropriations and bonding for continued capital project development.
The Energy Management and Planning Office provides oversight and purchasing of utilities for SUNY. The University’s utility budget is a significant portion of its overall operating costs. The Energy Office’s goals are to find all practical means to manage the overall cost of utilities, reduce the quantity of energy used to its most efficient level, and mitigate the volatility in energy prices while working within state regulatory and purchasing requirements. The Energy Office works with campuses, local regulated utility providers, suppliers, state agencies and authorities, and local governments to manage commodity purchasing, demand charges, and to advocate for fair rate governance. The office coordinates a SUNY buying group for the purchase of wholesale electricity as a direct customer of NYISO and the New York State power grid market operators.
The Environmental Health & Safety Office supports campus programs to promote a safer and more environmentally responsible SUNY community. The EH&S Office serves as a technical resource and provides tools, training, and communication for the campuses on best practices and compliance issues (including compliance with SUNY requirements, and local, state and federal level regulations for environmental management and occupational safety and health). The office also assists in SUNY compliance with the New York State building and fire codes requirements; and coordinates SUNY’s program to provide public access defibrillation and training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Barbara A. Boyle, CIH, CSP, LEED-AP
The Residence Hall Capital Program provides direction, assistance, and advocacy to state-operated campuses for ongoing and planned residence hall capital construction projects. Specifically, this includes coordinating with campuses to develop a multi-year capital plan which is used to construct appropriation and cash flow budgets, and submitted annually to the State Division of Budget. This office also coordinates and sizes the annual bond sale that provides the cash needed to fund the the Residence Hall Capital Program.
The Office of Sustainability is working to coordinate and spearhead significant energy reduction and food measures across the SUNY system through implementation of strategic policies and sharing of best practices.Contact:Deborah Howard
Director, Office of Sustainability
Email Deborah Howard518-320-1489