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Energy Storage Can Benefit Your Campus, Finances and Community!

  • Duquesne University (PA)
  • Trane (TX)
  • CALMAC (NJ)

Overall, today's electric utilities have twice the capacity they need, but they still run short of power to meet air conditioning demands during peak summer days. According to a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Going Green Can Benefit Your Campus Educationally and Fiscally

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • Trane (TX)

Going green can be good for you. A successful campus-wide sustainability effort can serve an institution both educationally and fiscally. As part of a campus-wide sustainability plan to become zero ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Meeting Greenhouse Gas Reductions by Implementing a Comprehensive Energy Management Strategy

  • Williams College (MA)
  • Woodard & Curran, Inc. (ME)

Whether your campus is a signatory to the ACUPCC, subject to state GHG emission reduction goals, or is simply committed to reducing the overall campus carbon footprint, reducing GHG emissions ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How Passion Inspired the Evolution of Energy Reduction to Sustainability

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The business case for Sustainability is more compelling than ever in tough economic times. Energy costs serve as one of the largest budget items and represent enormous potential savings for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How to Launch an Office of Sustainability at Warp Speed

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

How does one start an office of sustainability at a Big Ten university campus with 40,000 students? This paper will describe how one director of sustainability catalyzed change through ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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UCF, an In-House Energy Service Group that Saves Millions

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

The University of Central Florida (UCF) surpassed its goal and decreased its energy consumption by 25 percent per square foot in fiscal year 2008-2009. This saved the university close to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Students teaching students to save energy in their homes

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Many students living on their own for the first time are on financial aid or work to cover living expenses; making ends meet can be tough. Yet most are not ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A business case for developing transformative sustainable education

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Colleges and Universities have obvious financial incentives to invest in sustainability objectives that reduce the costs of campus operation. Similarly, investments in research infrastructure in topics of energy and sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Price of Reduction: A Comparative Analysis of the Cost-Benefit Perceptions of Reduction Initiatives

  • Chatham University (PA)

This research contrasts the perceived benefits and costs of implementing two reduction initiatives (plastic bottle ban, pesticide ban) as perceived by key constituencies (students, faculty, administration). The two initiatives provide ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Greening Operations & Maintenance: Implementing LEED for Existing Buildings in a Campus Setting

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

While many campuses cite new LEED certified buildings as evidence of their commitment to sustainability, the higher education sector has been slow to adopt the US Green Building Council's ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Greening the University in the Heartland

  • Oklahoma City University (OK)

Oklahoma City University has undergone systematic organizational change to move the campus in a more sustainable direction. Students, staff, and faculty have been involved with several projects to change the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Capital: Creating a Campus Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund

  • Roanoke College (VA)

One of the major obstacles to making campuses sustainable is high initial costs, which render financing sustainability measures difficult despite the long-term cost savings many projects reap. On several campuses ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Demand Response: Going Green and Making "Green" in the Process

  • Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. (NY)

Colleges and universities are proving that electricity generated from renewable resources can be a meaningful part of the supply mix. Nevertheless, as renewables go through inevitable growing pains, and "traditional ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Small-Scale Approach to Campus Climate Neutrality: Existing Buildings

  • Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (MA)

One of the most provocative environmental initiatives to arise in recent years is the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, through which over 500 university presidents have agreed to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Triple Bottom Line on Campus - Walking the Talk, Saving Money and Saving the Planet

  • Sterling Planet, Inc. (GA)

Through our experience with several colleges and universities, this presentation will discuss how college and universities have implement measures to lower there green house gas emissions, save money and create ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Choosing the Right Metrics and Measuring the ROI of Sustainability Strategies

  • Strategic Measures, Inc. (NC)

Proving financial value and profitability of sustainability is fast becoming a key performance indicator for the higher education sector however, these outcomes are not often measured for lack of an ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The University of Hawaii at Manoa Energy Summit: Engaging the Campus in Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reduction

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

In 2006, the Chancellor convened an Energy Summit that engaged faculty, students, and facilities staff in the design of the Manoa Energy Plan. UHM committed to reducing energy use by ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Earning Green By Going Green: A Case Study of the Waste Stream at LIU Post

  • LIU Post (NY)

Trash is considered something holding no value. It is something that is worthless or meaningless. Contrary to that definition, trash often always holds some value. At LIU Post, we throw ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Steam Loss in Miami University's Piping System

  • Miami University (OH)

The Physical Facilities department at Miami University has observed a monthly loss of 12-15 million pounds of steam, which translates into a $65,000 loss per month, in the 7 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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A university's responsibility to campus sustainability: An analysis of the social and fiduciary responsibilities associated with sustainable building

  • Florida State University (FL)

This study deals with a university's responsibility to adopt sustainable practices in both education and building. The study places emphasis on both the social and fiduciary responsibilities that affect ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Simulating energy efficiency in laboratory buildings

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Today's laboratory buildings are large consumers of energy. The ventilation requirements of these buildings mandate that large quantities of outside air be brought into the building. The advent of ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Higher Education in a Warming World - The Business Case for Climate Leadership on Campus

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

This richly detailed guide to climate action at colleges and universities focuses on the numbers -- with examples showing how schools cut emissions, saved money and made a difference. It gives ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Developing a Climate Action Plan for UNH: Analysis, Collaboration and Implementation

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Under its American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment obligation, the University of New Hampshire is developing a climate action plan to address the threat of global climate change by ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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A sense of power: an energy analysis of the University of Cincinnati's west campus

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

This study consists of an energy analysis of UC's west campus. The central component of this thesis examines the Aronoff Center, analyzing its design and function in relation to ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Energy Service Companies as a Component of a Comprehensive University Sustainability Strategy

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This paper aims to quantify and critically analyze the best practices of a comprehensive environmental stewardship strategy (ESS), which included a guaranteed energy savings program (GESP) that utilized an energy ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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The Hidden Economics of Campus Sustainability

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Most of us are familiar with the obvious economic and environmental benefits associated with utility cost avoidance programs. For example, Colorado State University has actively encouraged energy management and water ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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The Mueller Report: Moving Beyond Sustainability Indicators to Sustainability Action at Penn State

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The assignment that we gave ourselves was: Cut the ecological impact of Mueller Building in half while creating healthier working conditions for all building occupants. The analysis on the following ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

At campuses around the country, staff, administrators, faculty, and students are redesigning the basic principles on which their institutions operate from day to day. The winners in this transformation are ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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How to Start a Comprehensive Composting and Recycling Program at a Commuter College

  • Austin Community College (TX)

The Austin Community College is committed to promote and practice responsible environmental behavior. ACC has been rolling out numerous green initiatives designed to shrink its environmental footprint and increase the ...

  • Posted April 11, 2014
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UCI Zero Waste Food Court Pilot Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The University of California, Irvine launched a pilot program for post-consumer waste diversion in retail dining in 2013. The program achieved Zero Waste under the University of California Office of ...

  • Posted March 28, 2014
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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 ...


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: Jackson Street Building

  • University of Georgia (GA)

This 18-kilowatt solar electric system was installed in 2012 on the roof of the Jackson Street Building, which houses programs of the College of Environment & Design. Seventy-two MAGE Powertec ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2012
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Earning Green By Going Green: A Case Study of the Waste Stream at LIU Post

  • LIU Post (NY)

This is a complete analysis of the waste stream at LIU Post, looking at nearly every type of category of waste that we produce. A waste audit was conducted to ...

  • Posted June 11, 2012
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1.1 MW Solar Field (3 Acres)

  • West Valley College (CA)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)
  • Gilbane (RI)

The Solar Gateway Project is a 1.1-megawatt solar power system at the West Valley College campus, located in Saratoga, Calif. The system generates approximately one-third of West Valley College ...

  • Posted Feb. 6, 2012
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620 kW Rooftop and Carport Arrays

  • Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)

Two new solar systems were dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in November 2011 at PLNU. The new 620kW DC photovoltaic (PV) system and 54 kW solar thermal hot water system ...

  • Posted Feb. 6, 2012
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1.1 MW Solar Canopy

  • Mission College (CA)

Mission College in Santa Clara, CA has completed a solar system designed to save the school approximately $8.5 million in electricity costs over 25 years. The 1.1-megawatt system ...

  • Posted Jan. 31, 2012
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32 kW Rooftop Array: Sinclair Library

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

A 31.5 kW photovoltaic began providing clean energy power to the Gregg M. Sinclair Library in September 2011. Installed and tmaintained by Hoku Solar. the new PV panel array ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2012
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8 MW Solar System: West Windsor Campus (45 Acres)

  • Mercer County Community College (NJ)

An 8-megawatt solar project installed by the Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is expected to save the college $15 million over the next 15 ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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6 MW Solar Field (41 Acres)

  • United States Air Force Academy (CO)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

This $18.3-million project was funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Comprised of 18,888 solar panels spread over 41 acres, the solar field is expected ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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959 kW Solar Farm

  • Cerro Coso College (CA)
  • Kern Community College District (CA)

Construction was completed in June of 2004. The general project design consists of 6 ½ acres of ground mounted Sharp Electronic solar modules and a free standing concrete building that ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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510 kW Photovoltaic Educational Laboratory

  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (WI)
  • Johnson Controls, Inc (WI)

The 32-acre, 510 kW facility is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. Energy produced at the site is used to operate the Milwaukee Public ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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467 kW Parking Canopy Arrays: Southwest and North

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

The more than 2,800 165-watt solar panels built on the southwest side of the campus, combined with more than 3000 75-watt panels on CSUN's north side, are expected ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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370 kW Rooftop Arrays (5 Buildings)

  • Massasoit Community College (MA)
  • Ostrow Electrical Company (MA)

Massasoit received five roof mounted solar arrays on the Brockton Campus, and its 370 kW system is the largest solar installation of the “PV East” project. The solar panels are ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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301 kW Canopy Tracking Array

  • Foothill-De Anza Community College District System Office (CA)
  • Chevron Energy Solutions (CA)

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District, has completed the installation of more than 780 kilowatts of solar electric and energy-efficient cogeneration projects at both Foothill and De Anza colleges, including ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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225 kW Parking Canopy Arrays

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

The 225-kilowatt array is hoisted on canopies over parking lots. Completed in 2005, the total project cost was $1.9 million before being offset by $1.2 million in incentives ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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77 kW Rooftop Array: Frederick E. Berry Building

  • North Shore Community College (MA)
  • Ostrow Electrical Company (MA)

Working with the Mass Development Finance Agency, NSCC applied for federal funding for a 77 kW Solar PV installation. The $333,469 project includes $185,419 of ARRA funds as ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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74 kW Rooftop Array: Wheatley Building

  • University of Massachusetts Boston (MA)
  • Ostrow Electrical Company (MA)

The sunlight that shines on the fourth-floor roof of Wheatley Hall is now providing clean, renewable energy to the building, saving University of Massachusetts Boston an anticipated $10,000 in ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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15 kW Rooftop Array: Sustainable Technology Classroom

  • University of Hawaii Maui College (HI)

Sitting on the roof of the sustainable technology classroom building, the solar energy system is made up of 84 photovoltaic panels that feed the campus grid. The university estimates that ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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8 kW Rooftop Array: Administration and Classroom Building

  • Thomas College (ME)

The first solar photovoltaic (PV) system was installed on the roof of the main administration and classroom building. This is an 8.3 kilowatt grid-tied system with 44 panels. Total ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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