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BREEAM, a respected green building certification, migrates to U.S.

BREEAM, a respected green building certification, migrates to U.S. | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
Why a leading LEED consulting firm is talking up the BREEAM — Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology— methodology.
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Green corporate campuses tested by California drought

Green corporate campuses tested by California drought | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
Mega-office developments in Silicon Valley illustrate a need to go beyond the low-hanging fruit to meet new water restrictions.
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University Asks Students to Reduce Peak Electricity Costs

University Asks Students to Reduce Peak Electricity Costs | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
The University of Georgia is asking its students and employees to help it save energy by turning off lights, turning up thermostats and shutting down computers during peak energy days this summer, reports Online Athens. The University buys its electricity from Georgia Power on a time-of-use pricing plan. Most of the time, the university pays   ...Continue Reading
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Sustainability now key selling point for business schools attracting students

Sustainability now key selling point for business schools attracting students | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
After years of neglect, students are now demanding business courses include sustainability on the syllabus
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University of Leeds commits to workers' rights by joining Electronics Watch

University of Leeds commits to workers' rights by joining Electronics Watch | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
Latest procurement and supply chain news, opinion, analysis, practical advice and tips from Supply Management, official publication of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).
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UC Joins Principles for Responsible Investment

UC Joins Principles for Responsible Investment | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
The University of California yesterday signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, becoming the first American public university to join the international network of institutional investors committed to including environmental, social and governance...
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Are students getting the sustainability skills they need?

Are students getting the sustainability skills they need? | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities are offering more sustainability courses. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they are equipping today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges
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What are the 10 coolest universities in USA?

What are the 10 coolest universities in USA? | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
Investigating colleges for next year? Check out latest rankings and profiles by the Sierra Club and the Princeton Review.
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Why the largest microgrid in the U.S. is in Austin

Why the largest microgrid in the U.S. is in Austin | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
It takes a lot of power to keep the lights on and the research humming at a big university — yet UT Austin achieves 86 percent efficiency.
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Stanford Divests from Coal Companies

Stanford Divests from Coal Companies | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it

Stanford University will not make direct investments in coalmining companies in a move that the Board of Trustees say reflects the availability of alternate energy sources with lowergreenhouse gas emissions.

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28 College Teams to Compete in Sustainable Home Design Challenge

28 College Teams to Compete in Sustainable Home Design Challenge | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
Teams will be judged on design and construction packages, project plans and energy-saving strategies
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Harvard Signs on to Responsible Investment Movement

Harvard Signs on to Responsible Investment Movement | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it

Harvard has become the first American university to adopt a code of investment principles backed by the UN, the Guardianreports.


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DOE Names Teams for 2015 Solar Decathlon

DOE Names Teams for 2015 Solar Decathlon | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
The Department of Energy named the 20 collegiate teams to compete in the 2015 Solar Decathlon and said the biennial competition will again be held at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. The Solar Decathlon was held on the National Mall in Washington, DC, five times until 2009. In 2013, the Orange County   ...Continue Reading
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Business schools get engaged with the SDGs

Business schools get engaged with the SDGs | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
Here's why management education should address the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals.
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UC Irvina Tops Sierra’s Annual College Ranking

UC Irvina Tops Sierra’s Annual College Ranking | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
The University of California, Irvine, for the second year in a row tops Sierra magazine’s ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of America’s “greenest” colleges and universities.
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College Wins Energy Funds from Grants to Green Maine

College Wins Energy Funds from Grants to Green Maine | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
Unity College in Unity, Maine, received a $39,520 grant from Grants to Green Maine to upgrade the energy system and controls at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. The grant will enable the college to replace outdated air conditioning units with air source heat pumps, replace incandescent and CFL lighting with LEDs, insulate   ...Continue Reading
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3 reasons why universities are betting big on renewable energy

3 reasons why universities are betting big on renewable energy | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
Universities know green power is a good deal. They are also taking the lead because they have to: Their stakeholders demand it.
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Sustainability Alumni Proving Valuable Assets for Public, Private Sector Alike

Sustainability Alumni Proving Valuable Assets for Public, Private Sector Alike | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
As the sustainability field continues to grow, job applicants with a relevant degree are proving to be ever more valuable assets, according to a recent Arizona State University School of Sustainability (ASU SOS) report. Since the School's inception in 2008, the University says 73 percent of employed undergraduate alumni have found careers directly related to sustainability.
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Schools struggling to buy local

Latest procurement and supply chain news, opinion, analysis, practical advice and tips from Supply Management, official publication of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).
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Top 25 Green Football Schools Ranked

Top 25 Green Football Schools Ranked | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
The University of Washington is the no. 1 green football school, according to SaveOnEnergy.com s ranking of the top 25 NCAA football schools this season. SaveOnEnergy.
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Which Is the Greenest College Campus in Your State?

Which Is the Greenest College Campus in Your State? | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
There are numerous ways to judge how “green” a school is, including a close look at college campuses. eCollegeFinder has created a map
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Missouri University Goes Geothermal

Missouri University Goes Geothermal | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
A coal-fired, World War II-era power plant that has provided energy to much of the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus for nearly seven decades is powering down as the university makes the transition to a geothermal energy system, according to the school’s website. The power plant, which was constructed in 1945, burned coal   ...Continue Reading
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Students Applaud University of Cincinnati for Commitment to Move Beyond Coal

Students Applaud University of Cincinnati for Commitment to Move Beyond Coal | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
This week the University of Cincinnati announced that it plans to completely replace coal as a fuel for electricity within the year
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Louisiana School Wins 2013 Energy Star Building Competition

Louisiana School Wins 2013 Energy Star Building Competition | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it
In 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency hosted its fourth season of the Energy Star Battle of the Buildings Competition to see which building could cut its energy use the most. More than 3,200 buildings from all 50 states, two US territories, and the District of Columbia battled to attain top honors. Together they saved more   ...Continue Reading
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'Monumental mistake' for university sector buyers to forget sustainability during austerity

'Monumental mistake' for university sector buyers to forget sustainability during austerity | Inspiring Sustainable School and University Operations | Scoop.it

It would be a “monumental mistake” for buyers to put sustainability on the back burner due to the economic climate, according to the head of the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC).

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