Colgate University in New York City is a private liberal arts college. It is located on 575 acres in Hamilton Village, Hamilton Township, Madison County, New York, United States.
Colgate's first building, the West Hall, was built by students and teachers using stone brought from Colgate's own rock quarry.
Most of the heat for the campus is generated from a wood boiler which burns wood chips, a renewable resource. Since the heating facility is fueled by biomass, it produces zero net carbon emissions too.