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Energy Matters- Comprehensive Energy Efficiency and Awareness at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) faced increasing student enrollment, space demands, utility costs, and energy needs. By 2008, UWM was 5% above its 2005 baseline, when it was proposed by ...


Take Action on Waste: A Community Based Social Marketing Project in Student Residences

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Take Action on Waste began in 2010 as a project at the University of Alberta that aims to improve waste diversion behaviours in residences. Challenges with infrastructure and education at ...


Food Scraps Recovery at Kean University

  • Kean University (NJ)

Kean University began a comprehensive on-campus food scraps composting project in January 2010. Food scraps are processed in an in-vessel composting system that requires just five days to convert them ...


Energy Efficiency at Valencia College: A Case Study of Retrofits and Building Automation, Green Construction, and Behavioral Savings

  • Valencia College (FL)

Valencia College constructed 66 buildings between 1971 and 2012. Six buildings, 25% of total the college's 2.1 million square feet, were built to LEED Gold standards with energy ...


Visioning and Operationalizing a System-Wide $1 Billion Energy Campaign at the University of North Carolina.

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • University of North Carolina System Office (NC)

The Appalachian Energy Summit (AES) is the annual gathering of the University of North Carolina Energy Leadership Challenge. Through this initiative, campus leaders from across higher education in North Carolina ...


The BCIT Factor Four Project

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

The goal of Factor Four at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is to reduce energy and material throughput by a factor of four (75%) in an area of ...


Sustainable Urban Eco-Garden at St. Louis Community College

  • St. Louis Community College (MO)

St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley campus, has created an educational, sustainable eco-garden that provides opportunities for participants to engage in raising food as well as providing native habitat for ...


Sustainable Packaging at the University of Florida

  • University of Florida (FL)

Gator Dining Services-ARAMARK at the University of Florida eliminated foam containers from campus dining operations, making UF the only ARAMARK foam- free dining operation in the south region. Foam products ...


Solar power, horticulture and culinary arts integration project

  • Metropolitan Community College (NE)

Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Neb., is committed to being a center of sustainable education. MCC's approach to sustainability is comprehensive: we work on campus, in classrooms and in ...


Planning and launch of campus-wide, undergraduate major in sustainability

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

A campus-wide, undergraduate sustainability major was launched in Autumn semester 2012. Since then it has become one of the fastest growing majors on campus having enrolled over 70 students. A ...


Foothill College Sustainable Learning Community

  • Foothill College (CA)

As part of the President's Climate Commitment, the incorporation of sustainability into the general curriculum was identified as a campus goal. The Sustainable Learning Community project is not only ...


Implementation of a Student Sustainability Fund at Missouri State University

  • Missouri State University (MO)

The purpose of the Student Sustainability Fund (hereafter referred to as the SustainaFund) is to provide the means to implement student-initiated projects on the Missouri State University-Springfield campus that focus ...


Transitioning from Sustainability Planning to Meaningful Implementation

  • Ohio University (OH)

With the formal adoption of the Sustainability Plan occurring in Summer 2011 and the Climate Action Plan in Winter 2012, Ohio University is in its first year of transitioning from ...


Incorporating Sustainability Across the Entire Curricula

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

In 2011, BCIT required all new and existing educational curricula to incorporate sustainability. This was achieved through a combination of changes in educational program development and review policies; capacity development ...


Communicating Carbon: Visualizing Energy Inputs, Activities, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Sustainability decision-making requires both accurate and informative data, and effective stakeholder communication. Higher education sustainability professionals must not only estimate energy inputs, activities, and greenhouse gas emissions data, they must ...

  • Posted April 30, 2013
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University of California, Santa Barbara Water Action Plan

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

The UCSB Water Action Plan (WAP) has three major project goals: determine historical and current campus water use in order to understand water use trends over time, identify and assess ...

  • Posted April 17, 2013
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75 kW Rooftop Array: Recreation Center

  • Muskingum College (OH)
  • Third Sun Solar (OH)

Muskingum University has installed a 75-kilowatt, 297-solar panel system on the roof of its Recreation Center to save on energy costs. The panel will generate energy for the building and ...

  • Posted April 11, 2013
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18 kW Rooftop Array

  • Sierra College (CA)

A student built solar array composed of 99 panels that provides nearly 18,000 watts of energy production and would have an installed value of nearly $100,000. The array ...

  • Posted April 11, 2013
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Rooftop Array: Public Safety Education Campus

  • Wake Technical Community College (NC)

The panels will generate renewable electricity of more than 500,000 kilowatt hours each year, that Progress Energy has agreed to purchase for a fixed price over the next 20 ...

  • Posted April 10, 2013
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30-foot "Helix" Wind Turbine Installation

  • Indiana State University (IN)

The idea for a campus wind turbine grew out of the university's strategic plan as part of the Unbounded Possibilities Initiative and its offshoot, the Institute for Community Sustainability ...

  • Posted April 10, 2013
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6 kW Rooftop Array: Fire Department

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

The University Fire Station with help from a RISE grant installed a 3.2kW solar array in the summer of 2012. The energy is connected to the GVEA’s utility ...

  • Posted April 9, 2013
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2 kW 70-foot Wind Turbine

  • Western Illinois University (IL)

A small wind turbine was installed Dec. 6, 2012 at Western Illinois University to serve as a curriculum resource, while addressing sustainability goals of the University as part of the ...

  • Posted April 8, 2013
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40 kW Rooftop Array: Beck Hall

  • Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)

40 KW system installed by ABLE Energy, Inc. ReneSolar 250W panels. Donor funded.

  • Posted Feb. 22, 2013
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9 kW Rooftop Array: Olin Building

  • Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)

Three technologies side-by-side, all located on an accessible roof for student access. Donor funded. Installation by ABLE Energy, Inc of River Falls, WI: 1) TenK 180 Watt panels (RAIS system ...

  • Posted Feb. 22, 2013
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99 kW Rooftop Array: CCC 9 Building 8

  • Chemeketa Community College (OR)
  • InSpecGroup (OR)

The school installed four separate solar systems totaling more than 200 kilowatts of electrical capacity. The systems are mounted on the rooftops of buildings on their main campus in Salem ...

  • Posted Feb. 6, 2013
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32 kW Rooftop Array

  • Chemeketa Community College (OR)
  • InSpecGroup (OR)

The school installed four separate solar systems totaling more than 200 kilowatts of electrical capacity. The systems are mounted on the rooftops of buildings on their main campus in Salem ...

  • Posted Feb. 6, 2013
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18 kW Rooftop Array: Center for Business and Industry

  • Chemeketa Community College (OR)
  • InSpecGroup (OR)

The school installed four separate solar systems totaling more than 200 kilowatts of electrical capacity. The systems are mounted on the rooftops of buildings on their main campus in Salem ...

  • Posted Feb. 6, 2013
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Jones County Junior College Energy Conservation Program

  • Jones County Junior College (MS)

We have implemented a campus wide behavior based program along with the addition of electrical sub-metering and water/sewer irrigation advanced controls. We have also teamed with the U.S ...


21 kW Rooftop Array: Central Utility Plant

  • University of Houston (TX)

The new solar panel system is the first solar array to power a University of Houston building. The array’s 88 large photovoltaic (PV) solar panels cover 2,000 square ...

  • Posted Dec. 19, 2012
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38 kW Rooftop Array: Ackerman Union

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The student-led project allowed UCLA Facilities Management to install 132 solar panels on the roof of the student-owned Ackerman Union. The panels began to supply about 2.5 percent of ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2012
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3 kW Pole Mount Solar Arrays

  • Bryn Mawr College (PA)

In 2012, the colle installed its first solar panels. The large 12 panel set has a maximum power of 2820 watts and a smaller 2 panel set has the potential ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2012
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270 kW Ground Mount: Gammage Parkway - Phase 2 - East Median

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Strategic Solar Energy, LLC (AZ)
  • Hardison Downey Construction (AZ)

Ground mount shade pavilion. Gammage Parkway Parasol Phase 2. Fixed. 936 panels. 261.96 kWdc. Commissioning deadline = 11/14/13. PV Panel Type: JA Solar JAP6-72, 285W and 290W Inverter ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2012
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261 kW Rooftop Array: Sun Devil Fitness Complex - Tempe

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • Encap Development LLC (MA)

Rooftop mount. Sun Devil Fitness Complex Expansion. Fixed. 869 panels. 260.7 kWdc. Commissioning deadline = 9/20/13. PV Panel Type: Canadian Solar CS6X-300M monocrystalline Inverter Type: Adv Energy AE100TX ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2012
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254 kW Ground Mount Array:Parking at ASU Police Department - Parking Lot 19

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • Encap Development LLC (MA)

Ground-mount parking canopy. Parking Lot 19. Fixed. 847 panels. 254.1 kWdc. 122 shaded parking spaces. Commissioning deadline = 9/20/13. PV Panel Type: Canadian Solar CS6X-300M monocrystalline Inverter Type ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2012
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253 kW Ground Mount Array: Parking Lot 59 South

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • Encap Development LLC (MA)

Ground-mount parking canopy. Parking Lot 59 South. Fixed. 840 panels 252 kWdc. Commissioning deadline = 12/31/13. PV Panel Type: ReneSola JC300M-24/Ab Inverter Type: Adv Energy AE100TX (2)

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2012
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230 kW Ground Mount Array: Parking Lot 58 at Wells Fargo Arena East

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • Encap Development LLC (MA)

Ground-mount parking canopy. Parking Lot 58. Fixed. 768 panels. 230.4 kWdc. 91 shaded parking spaces. Commissioning deadline = 9/20/13. PV Panel Type: Canadian Solar CS6X-300M monocrystalline Inverter Type ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2012
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225 kW Ground Mount Array: Gammage Parkway - Phase 1 - West Median

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Strategic Solar Energy, LLC (AZ)
  • Hardison Downey Construction (AZ)

Ground mount shade pavilion. Gammage Parkway Parasol Phase 1. Fixed. 780 panels. 219.48 kWdc. Commissioning deadline = 11/14/13. PV Panel Type: JA Solar JAP6-72, 285W and 290W Inverter ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2012
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224 kW Ground Mount Array: Parking Lot 41 at Armstrong Hall

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • Encap Development LLC (MA)

Ground-mount parking canopy. Parking Lot 41. Fixed. 748 panels. 224.4 kWdc. 35 shaded parking spaces. Commissioning deadline = 9/20/13. PV Panel Type: Canadian Solar CS6X-300M monocrystalline Inverter Type ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2012
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205 kW Ground Mount Array: Parking Lot 11 at Lyceum Theatre

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • Encap Development LLC (MA)

Ground-mount parking canopy. Parking Lot 11. Fixed. 682 panels. 204.6 kWdc. 50 shaded parking spaces. Commissioning deadline = 9/20/13. PV Panel Type: Canadian Solar CS6X-300M monocrystalline Inverter Type ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2012
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172 kW Ground Mount Array: Orange Mall (Phase 2 - West Section)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Strategic Solar Energy, LLC (AZ)
  • Hardison Downey Construction (AZ)

Ground mount shade pavilion. Orange Mall Parasol Phase 2. Fixed. 600 panels. 166.38 kWdc. Commissioning deadline = 11/14/13. PV Panel Type: JA Solar JAP6-72, 285W and 290W Inverter ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2012
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138 kW Ground Mount Array: Orange Mall (Phase 1 - East Section)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Strategic Solar Energy, LLC (AZ)
  • Hardison Downey Construction (AZ)

Ground mount shade pavilion. Orange Mall Parasol Phase 1. Fixed. 447 panels. 134.52 kWdc. Commissioning deadline = 11/14/13. PV Panel Type: JA Solar JAP6-72, 285W and 290W Inverter ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2012
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89 kW Rooftop Array: McCord Hall

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • Encap Development LLC (MA)

The Robert K. & Sharon DuPont McCord Hall is a four-story, sustainable structure, constructed to house W.P. Carery School of Business MBA, Executive MBA, MRED, Executive Education and other ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2012
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86 kW Ground Mount Array: Cady Mall Solar

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Strategic Solar Energy, LLC (AZ)
  • Hardison Downey Construction (AZ)

Ground mount shade pavilion. Cady Mall Parasol. Fixed. 300 panels. 81.42 kWdc. Commissioning deadline = 11/14/13. PV Panel Type: JA Solar JAP6-72, 285W and 290W Inverter Type: Advanced ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2012
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BYU-Idaho Recycling Center Program

  • Brigham Young University, Idaho (ID)

The point of this project was to use the recycling facilities that have been established at BYU-Idaho to partner with the City of Rexburg and expand the recycling program to ...

  • Posted Nov. 19, 2012
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409 kW Solar Canopies

  • The Catholic University of America (DC)
  • Standard Solar

The Catholic University of America today celebrated the installation of 714 solar panels in the O’Boyle Hall parking lot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The addition makes CUA’s solar ...

  • Posted Nov. 1, 2012
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25 kW Rooftop Array: Mark Twain Athletic & Fitness Center

  • University of Missouri-St. Louis (MO)

With funding from the company Express Scripts, UMSL has completed its first solar panel installation to generate electricity. The roof of UMSL’s Mark Twain Athletic & Fitness Center features ...

  • Posted Nov. 1, 2012
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1 MW Solar System: Six Arrays

  • Desert Research Institute (NV)
  • Black Rock Solar (NV)

A new 498-kilowatt renewable energy project on the Reno campus of the Desert Research Institute is part of a statewide effort that will save DRI more than $160,000 in ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2012
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591 kW Rooftop Array: Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis Building

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Borrego Solar (MA)

The Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis building now sports the University's largest solar energy project. During the course of six weeks, a local construction crew installed 2,275 solar ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2012
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280 kW Ground Mount Array: Pole Line Road

  • Luther College (IA)

Located on college-owned property north of campus, Luther is leasing the array from Decorah Solar Field, LLC, a corporation owned by Decorah resident Larry Grimstad. The array of 1,250 ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2012
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25 kW 45-foot Wind Turbine

  • The University of Findlay (OH)

Dan Klear of Superior Energy Solutions LLC, a company based in Ottawa, was on site to oversee the installation of the wind turbine, which stands approximately 45 feet tall. Each ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2012
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