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
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...
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.
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
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 The grant will enable the college to replace outdated air conditioning units with air source heat pumps, replace incandescent and CFL lighting with LEDs, insulate ...Continue Reading
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.
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
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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