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STARS Advanced Workshop: A Conversation on STARS 2.0 and Continuous Improvement

  • American University (DC)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This workshop is geared towards conference participants that would like to engage in a high-level discussion about STARS 2.0. AASHE staff will share a detailed overview of major changes ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Purchasing: Developing a "LEED for Purchasing"

  • American University (DC)
  • AASHE (PA)

The potential for purchasing to positively influence supply chains has yet to be realized at scale, due largely to the lack of an overall sustainable purchasing framework. Lacking a coherent ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Energy Management in the Curriculum: The ENERGY STAR Course for Colleges and Universities

  • American University (DC)
  • Cadmus Group, Inc. (FL)

Understanding the fundamentals of energy management is a marketable skill in any economic climate. Further, understanding the means to and metrics of energy efficiency, and how policy decisions intertwine with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Bridging the Information Gap in Campus Energy Management: Submetering Buildings for Energy Use Reduction

  • American University (DC)
  • Cadmus Group, Inc. (FL)

Colleges and universities often prefer the simplicity of measuring the energy use of many buildings, or even an entire campus, with a single meter installed at minimal expense. However, as ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS: Challenges and Opportunities for Implementation

  • American University (DC)

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) is rapidly becoming the leading sustainability reporting tool for higher education. This research presents an analysis of STARS' strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Organizing Campuses to Think Outside the Bottle

  • American University (DC)
  • Edison Energy (CA)

At a time when the global water crisis is looming large, leaving over a billion people without access to enough safe drinking water to meet their basic needs, students are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Comprehensive Approach to Sustainability on Campus: Stories from the Field

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • American University (DC)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

With students and college presidents alike making commitments to go green, higher education is institutionalizing a culture of sustainability like never before. Developing a comprehensive plan for sustainability on campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS Town Hall Meeting (2010)

  • American University (DC)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • AASHE (PA)

This interactive session will feature a small panel of STARS Steering Committee members, Technical Advisors, and STARS staff who will address key topics related to STARS. More importantly, this session ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How to Kick the Bottle with Bottled Water Alternatives

  • American University (DC)

Learn how to replace bottled water with alternatives in order to cut solid waste, reduce upstream water consumption, save money, ensure human health, and protect the public water supply. Many ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Programs in Higher Education: Finding the Common Ground

  • American University (DC)

Within the past decade, sustainability has gained immense popularity within the higher education realm. From pledging to reach carbon neutrality, to participating in a national recycling competition, colleges and universities ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Overcoming the Challenges of Calculating your Carbon Footprint: An American University Case Study

  • American University (DC)
  • Facility Engineering Associates (VA)

As institutions that mold our future leaders and professionals, colleges and universities have a duty to set an example in promoting sustainability. Today, American colleges and universities are calling for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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SD Wind Energy: The Need for Public Activism

  • American University (DC)

Wind energy has the potential to significantly reduce United States carbon emissions and to provide an economic stimulus for rural America. South Dakota has one of the largest wind energy ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Science (BS)

  • American University (DC)

This program trains students to become effective advocates for the environment. The curriculum consists of rigorous science- and policy-based courses and experiential learning that prepare our students for exciting careers ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • American University (DC)

This program trains students to become effective advocates for the environment. The curriculum consists of rigorous science- and policy-based courses and experiential learning that prepare our students for exciting careers ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MA in Global Environmental Policy

  • American University (DC)

In the Global Environmental Policy MA program students explore the causes of environmental degradation and the social, cultural, economic and political mechanisms that advance environmental protection. This interdisciplinary program builds ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MA in International Development

  • American University (DC)

The MAID is designed for students whose professional interests require a broad, multidisciplinary approach to international development theories, issues, and programs. It is particularly useful preparation for those involved in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MA in Natural Resources & Sustainable Development

  • American University (DC)

The MA program in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development is a dual-degree program. Students study at American University, where they earn an MA in International Affairs, and the United Nations-affiliated ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Sustainability Management

  • American University (DC)

The Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) program offers an interdisciplinary degree with courses from Kogod, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of International Service, and the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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A Study of the Implementation of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System

  • American University (DC)

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) is rapidly becoming the leading sustainability reporting tool for higher education. This research presents an analysis of STARS' strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Cross-Border Carbon Footprints: University Study Abroad and Carbon Offsetting Programs

  • American University (DC)

The progress made in the past decade in incorporating higher education institutions into the carbon emissions reduction equation is remarkable. Organizations like the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Capital Partners Solar Project

  • American University (DC)
  • George Washington University (DC)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

Capital Partners Solar Project (CPSP) is a solar energy project contracted by the George Washington University (GW), American University (AU), and the George Washington University Hospital (GWUH). Comprised of 52 ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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505 kW Rooftop Arrays: Four Campus Buildings

  • American University (DC)
  • Standard Solar
  • WGL Energy (VA)

American University is installing one of the largest solar electricity systems in Washington, D.C. and the largest urban solar hot water system on the east coast. More than 2 ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
  • Green Power Projects
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33 kW Rooftop Array: School of International Service Building

  • American University (DC)

Green features of the School of International Service builiding include a 33 kilowatt solar array that is expected to produce 33,000 kWh of electricity.

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
  • Green Power Projects
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