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SAVE Sustainable Actions Visible Effects

  • Pomona College (CA)

Project Overview Pomona-College is excited to present their innovative partnership with MelRok, “The Streaming Energy Innovator”. This partnership is the foundation of Pomona’s SAVE, Sustainable Actions Visible Effects initiative ...

  • Posted March 9, 2017
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University of Chicago New Construction Procurement Case Study: Securing Your Investment in Sustainability

  • University of Chicago (IL)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Seventhwave (WI)

Join AASHE and Second Nature for an in-depth look under the hood of the University of Chicago’s innovative procurement approach to establish a measurable energy performance requirement in their ...

  • Posted March 7, 2017
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Sustainable and Comprehensive Utilities and Energy Management

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Texas A&M University embarked on a comprehensive program, in 2002, to better understand and improve operational efficiency and effectiveness of campus facilities. The result has been a decrease in campus ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Beyond the Campus: Community Engagement in Sustainability and Resilience

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

In this session we will show how we engaged community partners in climate change resilience efforts and promoted energy and water conservation in the community. In 2015-16 the Institute for ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Creating a culture of operational visibility: the data-driven future of campus operations

  • Lucid (CA)

Join us to discuss how, by implementing cost-effective energy-efficiency measures, many colleges and universities have the potential to cut their energy bills by 30% or more. Yet campus sustainability practitioners ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Installation of Coiled Heat Exchange at Miami University

  • Miami University (OH)

Miami University’s new stormwater installation combines stormwater treatment and management, geothermal heating and cooling, energy reduction and water conservation. Through this system, rainwater is collected, slowed, cooled and cleaned ...


Spartan Treasure Hunt

  • Michigan State University (MI)

In these photos, Michigan State University facilities employees observe equipment while participating in a Spartan Treasure Hunt.


Northern Arizona University Energy Mentor Program

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This is a how-to guide for higher education institutions who wish to carry out behavior based energy conservation programs. The guide is based on a program that has been implemented ...


Community engagement and education on energy and water conservation

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

Our capstone Sustainability class students at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) performed over twenty energy and water audits on local businesses in 2016. Each student was required to write up ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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Eagles, Education, and Engagement through Green Technology

  • Alfred State College (NY)

Alfred State College (ASC) School of Applied Technology and the United States National Arboretum (USNA) have collaborated for over eight years in an innovative partnership that has generated significant measurable ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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The Cinnamon Roll Challenge: Promoting Reductions in Energy Consumption Through Energy Dashboards and Behavioral Influence

  • Rice University (TX)

With an understanding of buildings as major sources of energy waste, our team set out to reduce student consumption in dorm rooms, the area that we have the most control ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Hawaii Pacific University Loa Campus: Promoting Energy Efficiency and Conservation in the Office

  • Hawaii Pacific University (HI)

In order to promote sustainability throughout campus and engage in a behavior change process that is both research intensive and action oriented, the Green Office Program of Hawaii Pacific University ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Doubling Energy Efficiency at the University of Michigan by 2030

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Johnson Controls, Inc (WI)

Approximately 84 million Americans spend their days in colleges, universities, and public or private primary and secondary schools. The commercial building sector, which includes educational institutions, accounts for 18.44 ...


University of La Verne Sustainability Challenge 2016

  • University of La Verne (CA)

University of La Verne organized a Sustainability Challenge with the theme of electricity conservation in Spring of 2016 to promote sustainability for the campus community at large.


Encouraging a Culture of Laboratory Sustainability: A Case Study from the University of Texas at Austin

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Labs comprise about 20% of the floor area at the University of Texas at Austin but account for an estimated 30% of the campus energy consumption. Furthermore, they generate large ...


SLU Energy Madness

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

SLU Energy Madness was a multi-month event involving all residence halls on SLU’s campus. While all residence halls were included, in order to participate each residence hall needed at ...


Starting with small energy conservation projects leads to huge energy conservation success

  • University of Rochester (NY)

The University of Rochester has many competing demands for funding. In the early 2000’s energy projects were managed by individual facilities departments with typically less than $40,000 expended ...


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 ...


NC State University Facilities, Academic Affairs Collaborate For Summer Energy Savings

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

A hot, humid North Carolina summer isn’t when you might expect NC State University to save nearly $900 a day in avoided energy costs. But thanks to a new ...


Lights Out Starter Kit

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

In April 2013, a student energy conservation organization, Longhorn Lights Out, began on the UT Austin campus. This organization, sponsored by UT's Energy and Water Conservation Program, encouraged students ...


ENERGY STAR Photo Booth at Northwestern University

  • Northwestern University (IL)

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program that helps organizations and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Northwestern is an ENERGY STAR ...


New Energy for Campuses: Energy-Saving Policies for Colleges and Universities

  • Energy Action Coalition

New Energy for Campuses highlights more than 30 universities in 24 states that have implemented a range of programs including improving the energy efficiency of classrooms, putting solar panels on ...

  • Posted March 28, 2016
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The Energy Smart Guide to Campus Cost Savings

  • APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities (VA)
  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) (DC)
  • United States Department of Energy (DC)

Rebuild America created The Energy Smart Guide to Campus Cost Savings to help college and university managers sort through the opportunities and possibilities for saving energy and money on their ...

  • Posted March 28, 2016
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University of Texas at Austin's Energy Conservation Campaign

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Aligning with a building energy audit case study, UT Austin developed outreach materials to encourage technical and behavioral energy conservation. Areas covered include Conservation Conversations; Freezer Loaner Program; Horns Up ...

  • Posted March 12, 2016
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Campus-wide plug load inventory and resulting energy reduction programs

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • My Green Lab (CA)

Stanford University completed a comprehensive equipment inventory in 2014, collecting detailed plug load data to inform targeted energy reduction strategies. Twelve student interns inventoried 55 types of electronic equipment in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Spartan Treasure Hunt: Direct Engagement of Building Occupants in Energy Saving Opportunities

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The Spartan Treasure Hunt is an early step in the building commissioning process. It engages building occupants to help identify opportunities for energy savings and system improvements during a building ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging Students in Energy Reduction - on and off campus

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

At CU boulder, Residence Life and the Environmental Center are working together to provide all our students with what that they need to practice energy efficiency at home – whether on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Strategic Energy & Utility Strategies

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

Saint Louis University (SLU) is motivated to work towards sustainable energy solutions and committed to the reduction of energy consumption. The Division of Facilities Services has recognized this need and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Institutional Performance Energy Optimization: How a Management Model and Skilled Workforce Embed Efficiency

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • ICF International (VA)
  • United States Department of Energy (DC)

University of California, Irvine has achieved 23% energy savings over 5 years, the 20% goal of U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge, 7 years early. The Smart ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Achieving Ambitious Energy Goals on a University Campus

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Hord Coplan Macht (MD)

This session will describe the tools and process used to design a public higher education building that is modeled to save 40% over ASHRAE. The owner utilized a quasi-Performance Design ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How Connected Buildings Close The Gap Between People and Technology and Enable Opportunities for Energy Efficiency

  • Lucid (CA)

People spend 90% of their lives in buildings, which are responsible for the consumption of two-thirds of the world's electricity. Yet the technologies we use to manage buildings today ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Beyond Conservation-Reimagining the Purpose of Energy Education: An interactive issue of Journal of Sustainability Education

  • Prescott College (AZ)

A major challenge to human quality of life in the 21st century is going to be our successful ability to shift the burden of our energy resources and the way ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Lights Out!

  • Wells College (NY)

I was part of a small group of students assigned the topic of 'Energy Usage' as a project in our Psychology of Environmental Sustainability Class. We wanted to measure the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Saving energy at Macalester: Research on dormitory energy consumption displays

  • Macalester College (MN)

Macalester College is committed to reducing its energy consumption and reaching carbon neutrality by 2025. With this goal in mind, the Macalester College Sustainability Office has established a partnership with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Macalester College Tour

  • Macalester College (MN)

Macalester College has been a leader in sustainability since the 1960s when students started a recycling program and Facilities Services started working on energy conservation. The school also hosts the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Low-cost, High Impact Engagement & Energy Conservation Campaigns

  • Western Washington University (WA)

Every campus has diverse, overlapping populations, with vastly different habits and backgrounds. Sustainability professionals and student coordinators are challenged to engage, educate and support behavior change, often with a limited ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Attitudes On and Modeling Of Energy Usage Practices on College Campuses

  • Manhattan College (NY)

Last year survey findings related to user behavior from the Information Sciences Institute’s flagship smart grid project (a University of Southern California (USC) research institution) captured attitudes toward energy ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Mass College Green: Alternative Financing for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

  • Dean College (MA)
  • GreenerU (MA)
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (MA)

With tighter budgets, leaner staff, and many competing priorities, colleges and universities are finding it increasingly difficult to commit the funds necessary to support energy efficiency and deferred maintenance initiatives ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Energy Hog in the House: Bringing Energy Efficiency to Life

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

The Energy Hog program is an entertaining and extremely effective outreach tool for college students to engage interested audiences from their community on topics related to energy. For many people ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Energy Reduction in Campus Labs—Equipment Inventory and the UF Freezer Challenge

  • University of Florida (FL)

In 2014, the University of Florida implemented a pilot program of the Freezer Challenge. This friendly competition is geared towards university lab staff around the nation to encourage good laboratory ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging Residential Students in Energy Saving via Behavior Change

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)
  • NORESCO (NC)

This case study will feature results at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, which began its partnership with the Energy Service Company NORESCO in 2011. While many Energy Service Contracts only ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The University North Carolina’s System-Wide Energy Initiative

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The 2014 Appalachian Energy Summit is the third annual gathering for the University of North Carolina Energy Leadership Challenge. Through this ongoing, year-round initiative, campus leaders from across higher education ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Energy Efficiency at Carleton University.

  • Carleton University (ON)

The Carleton University Campus, in Ottawa, Canada, consists of 44 main buildings built between 1960 and 2013 that range in type of usage: Housing, Laboratories, an Athletic Centre, Commercial Businesses ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sponsored Theater Presentation: Sterling Planet

  • Sterling Planet, Inc. (GA)

Even with recent impressive gains in energy efficiency on college campuses, there is still significant room for improvement. At issue is how to implement energy conservation and load management measures ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Designing an Energy-Saving Campaign

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Our myPower campaign envisions a future where all campus stakeholders take action to save energy. The initiative combines campus commitment, coordination with a larger energy effort, communications strategies based on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Passive Strategies: The Common Sense Approach to Energy Reduction

  • Lipscomb University (TN)
  • Lake Flato Architects (TX)

The path to Carbon Neutrality or Net Zero starts with intelligent passive strategies that reduce loads and minimize a building’s reliance on carbon based energy before active strategies and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Power in Numbers: How a Basic Understanding of Green Building Science Can Empower University Decision Makers

  • Husson University (ME)
  • Thornton Tomasetti (ME)

This presentation will introduce technical and non-technical attendees to the types of studies, metrics, and tools green building designers are using with today’s sustainable campus building design. These methodologies ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pumping Kilowatts: A Look at Energy Efficiency in Fitness Centers

  • Chapman University (CA)

Chapman University recently installed SportsArt’s Eco-Green cardio equipment in one of our residential fitness facilities. The SportsArt equipment captures kinetic energy and turns it into electrical energy that is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Energy-Saving In Student Accommodation In The UK - The Student Switch Off

  • National Union of Students

This session will provide a case study of the leading student energy-saving campaign in the UK, the Student Switch Off, run by the National Union of Students. The presentation will ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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