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Comparison of Occupant Behavior in a Traditional, Green Featured, and LEED Certified Building Case

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

In developed nations, 20-40% of greenhouse gas emissions and more than one-third of energy consumption are attributable to buildings. Among various available strategies, the building sector has the greatest potential ...


Temple Tiny House

  • Temple University (PA)

The Temple University Tiny House project is a student designed and student constructed sustainable building located at Temple Community Garden on main campus. Completed in spring 2017, the 175 square ...


A Rubric to Analyze Student Abilities to Engage in Sustainable Design

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • James Madison University (VA)
  • The Citadel (SC)

As engineering programs have begun to infuse sustainability into their undergraduate curricula, assessment tools are needed to further inform these reform efforts. The goal of this project was to demonstrate ...


Bike-Powered Smoothie Maker

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

During our Earth Day event, students had the opportunity to make their own bike-powered smoothie. Our engineering students built the system, as a part of their class project.

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Central Community College Hastings Wind Turbine Tour

  • Central Community College (NE)

Students, staff, and community members enjoyed a presentation on the new 1.7 MW wind turbine at Central Community College Hastings from the Bluestem Energy Solutions project manager.

Also at ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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INhouse : a design|build project focused on collaboration, student engagement, and situational design

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

INhouse was a net-zero residence designed by a collaborative Cal Poly San Luis Obispo team in response to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015.

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  • Posted April 24, 2017
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Sharing the Load: Aggregating Renewable Energy Purchases with Others

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

The idea of pooling resources to increase bargaining power is not new. But it is being newly applied to renewable energy purchases. Now, no matter the size or location of ...

  • Posted March 9, 2017
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Integration of sustainability in engineering education: Why is PBL an answer?

Purpose - Education for sustainable development (ESD) is one of the challenges engineering education currently faces. Engineering education needs to revise and change its curriculum to integrate ESD principles and knowledge ...

  • Posted Feb. 17, 2017
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Using module-based learning methods to introduce sustainable manufacturing in engineering curriculum

  • Auburn University (AL)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • Wayne State University (MI)

Purpose - Sustainable manufacturing may be defined as the creation of manufactured products that use processes that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources, and are economically sound and safe for ...

  • Posted Feb. 13, 2017
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Evaluation of teaching approach and student learning in a multidisciplinary sustainable engineering course

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Teaching sustainability concepts to multidisciplinary classes of engineering students is challenging due to their diverse background and discipline-specific skill set and the interdisciplinary nature of the sustainability issues at stake ...


Are we educating engineers for sustainability?: Comparison between obtained competences and Swedish industry's needs

  • Chalmers University of Technology

Purpose – The aim of this study is to contribute to the quality improvement and long‐term strategic development of education for sustainable development (ESD) in engineering education curricula.

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An overview of life cycle assessment (LCA) and research-based teaching in renewable and sustainable energy education

Engineers working as designers, managers and policy-makers play a key role in decision-making got sustainable energy solutions. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a key decision-making and benchmarking tool used for ...


Student-led Technical Design Projects: From Conception to Implementation

  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (CO)

Engineering students are often interested in contributing directly to sustainability in their communities by conducting local technical projects. In this interactive workshop, Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), a non-profit ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Development of a hands-on toolkit to support integration of ecodesign in engineering programmes

In recent years, the integration of sustainable development in higher education has received a growing amount of attention. During the last decade, initiatives have aimed at integrating sustainable development at ...

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2016
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Sustainability and Built Environment: The role of Higher Education in Architecture and Building Engineering

The sustainability paradigm implies a cultural shift in order to really change the world and society. Education, and specifically higher education, plays the crucial role of preparing students to be ...

  • Posted Oct. 13, 2016
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Student Perceptions of Sustainability Education in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

For sustainable engineering to contribute to sustainability, curricular reforms are needed to train sustainability-conscious engineers. Examining student perceptions of sustainability education can provide insights for benchmarking the current quality of ...


Mohawk Energy Research Centre

  • Mohawk College (ON)

An Engineering Technology student monitors a solar panel as part of the Mohawk Energy Research Centre (MERC).

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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SUNY Polytechnic Institute Sustainability Path

  • State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (NY)

Solar PV and small wind turbine demonstration project funded by SUNY Small Grant Sustainability Fund

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Ecoroof Management Plan

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Broadway Residence Hall at Portland State University received LEED Silver certification in 2004,with a combination of sustainable construction practices and green building features, including a 18,000 square ...


Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and ...

  • Posted Aug. 29, 2016
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Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products is an intensive one-year degree program that equips students with the technical and leadership skills required to contribute to the growing ...

  • Posted Aug. 29, 2016
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Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to advance their careers in the ...

  • Posted Aug. 29, 2016
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Bitten by the Green Design Bug

According to U.S. News & World Report, "sustainability sensibility is sweeping through and transforming the curricula in America's colleges of engineering, as more educators emphasize the importance of ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Management

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (MD)

The Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Management is designed to prepare students professionally to contribute to the coming low carbon future. The George Washington University partnered with the Greenhouse Gas Management ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology - Sustainable Energy Systems

  • Gateway Technical College (WI)

Students learn the foundation of “green” electrical systems. They can perform system maintenance and repair of solar photovoltaic systems. Hands-on lab-based learning is incorporated into all course work. Study areas ...

  • Posted Aug. 22, 2016
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Sustaining Undergraduate Sustainability Education

  • United States Coast Guard Academy (CT)

The importance of educating future generations of engineers with respect to sustainability is becoming increasingly obvious. At the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (CGA), the engineering faculty recognize the need ...

  • Posted Aug. 18, 2016
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Incorporating Geo-Sustainability Concepts in Shrinking Geotechnical Curricula and the New FE Requirements

  • Saint Louis University (MO)
  • University of North Florida (FL)

Introducing sustainability concepts into geotechnical education makes good sense since civil engineering projects are energy intensive and geotechnical engineers are involved early in civil engineering projects. There are two major ...

  • Posted Aug. 18, 2016
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Attitudes of Incoming Civil Engineering Students toward Sustainability as an Engineering Ethic

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

This study presents the results of a survey of new civil engineering students at a large, conservative, land-grant university. Students were asked a set of questions about engineering ethics and ...

  • Posted Aug. 18, 2016
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Net Zero Water Planning Toolkit

  • Brendle Group (CO)

The Net Zero Water (NZW) Planning Toolkit is intended to standardize and simplify water analysis and planning, while also maximizing economic returns and environmental benefits. The toolkit includes four phases ...


Beyond problem solving: Engineering and the public good in the 21st century

  • University of Sydney

Problem solving is upheld as a defining feature of engineering identity, and the ability to solve problems is built into engineering curricula as a learning outcome and a graduate attribute ...


Incorporating Prerecorded Environmental Lifecycle Assessment Modules in a Classroom Setting

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Addition of sustainability-related material is becoming a point of emphasis in engineering education. Freely available modular lessons are one way to quickly effect this incorporation. This research examines the effectiveness ...

  • Posted July 28, 2016
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Using Concept Maps to Explore the Impacts of a Learning-Cycle-Based Sustainability Module Implemented in Two Institutional Contexts

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • James Madison University (VA)
  • The Citadel (SC)

Because engineers are responsible for the design phase of projects where decisions impacting sustainability are most effectively made, it is important to ensure that students are equipped with the necessary ...

  • Posted July 28, 2016
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Reshaping the Education of Energy Managers

Newly educated Energy managers will play a key role in the unfolding global transition to renewable energy and sustainability. We describe a new approach to energy management education via a ...

  • Posted July 21, 2016
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Quantitatively Assessing the Role of Higher Education in Global Sustainability

  • University of Toronto (ON)

Three analytical methods are used to examine three primary questions to address an observed scarcity of literature that quantitatively and empirically assesses the role of higher education in global sustainability ...

  • Posted July 19, 2016
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Sustainable Mobility for the Future: Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Transportation Planning Course

  • Bucknell University (PA)

The field of transportation engineering has become more sustainable as challenges of the twenty-first century continue. Sustainable mobility topics such as pedestrian and cycling travel, smart growth development, and transit-oriented ...

  • Posted July 18, 2016
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New Developments in Engineering Education for Sustainable Development

This book discusses essential approaches and methods in connection with engineering education for sustainable development. Prepared as a follow-up to the 2015 Engineering Education in Sustainable Development (EESD) Conference held ...

  • Posted June 28, 2016
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ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College Course Materials Package

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

The ENERGY STAR college-level course, Introduction to Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Through EPA's ENERGY STAR Program, gives students practical, hands-on experience with commercial building energy efficiency. This course was ...

  • Posted June 27, 2016
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UCSC Climate & Energy Strategy- A Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality by 2025

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Over the past 18 months, UCSC has been implementing a process to develop a comprehensive Climate and Energy Strategy (CES) to support its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025 ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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Point of Departure: Place Making and Identity Via Integrated, Didactic & Sustainable Transit Shelters

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The College of Design (CoD) & The Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) saw an opportunity to advance the University of Kentucky’s sustainability agenda by developing real world projects ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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Sustainable development at the core of undergraduate engineering curriculum reform: a new introductory course in chemical engineering

  • University of Cape Town

Most efforts to reform engineering curricula to focus on sustainable development have to date been at the level of individual, senior, often elective, courses. Although sophisticated arguments have been mounted ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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UBC Okanagan Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan - Aspiring toward Regenerative Sustainability

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

This case study describes how UBC Okanagan created and leveraged an opportunity to develop an innovative, holistic campus sustainability plan that responds to UBC’s regenerative aspirations; what the Plan ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Lowell Canal Bridges TIGER Grant: Campus-Community Partnerships Leveraging Transformative Change

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is a fast growing university nestled within our host community of the City of Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell enjoys an authentic urban character structured ...


Quantifying the components of the mass and energy balance of a black soldier fly (BSF) food waste composting system

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Project Description:

An academic institution represents a constrained system that generates a consistent amount of waste. Bioconversion of organic food waste with Black solider fly (Hermetia illucens;Diptera: Stratiomyidae) larave ...


Serenity "Soul"-ar: A Campus-Community Collaboration in North Philadelphia

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

Serenity Soular is a campus-community partnership between community leaders in North Philadelphia and a group of faculty and students at Swarthmore College. Committed to keeping the ‘soul’ in sustainability, our ...


Student Design Fund

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The Student Design/Research Project Fund is a new and innovative sustainability project from the University of Tennessee. It created a pool of money to where applicants can apply for ...


Art meets sustainability in new mural at Sheridan College

  • Sheridan College (Ontario) (ON)

On April 27, 2016 Sheridan College unveiled ‘Woven Stories’, a colourful, two-storey public art mural, on the western façade of the Rob Turner Building at its Davis Campus in Brampton ...


Campus greenhouse for local and sustainable tropical food production and education at Bellairs Research Institute

  • McGill University (QC)

The Bellairs facility is located at Folkestone, Barbados. It hosts many students and scientists from McGill and around the world for field courses, workshops and research projects. This project's ...


Renewable Energy at Harvey Mudd: The Design, Construction and Life Cycle Analysis of a Solar-Powered ParaSOL

  • Harvey Mudd College (CA)

Colleges across the country are beginning to integrate renewable technologies on their campuses. Privately and publicly funded projects have brought large solar arrays to parking lots and rooftops, but have ...


Study to Reduce Peak Electrical Demand Charges for the John C. Hodges Library

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The goal of this project is to design electrical and thermal storage systems that will reduce electrical consumption during periods of peak demand and thereby save the University money in ...


Compact Advanced Facility for Conversion of Waste Cooking Oil to Biodiesel to power the University Bus system

  • University of South Florida (FL)

The University Bus system is powered by a Biodiesel mixture. The project investigated feasibility of generating its own Biodiesel from the waste cooking oil generated by the dining facilities and ...