Energy

Introduction

For most institutions, energy consumption is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, which cause global climate change. Implementing conservation measures and switching to renewable sources of energy can help institutions save money and protect them from utility rate volatility. Renewable energy may be generated locally and allow campuses to support local economic development. Furthermore, institutions can help shape markets by creating demand for cleaner, renewable sources of energy.

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Biggest Hour For Earth

  • Technological University Dublin (Dublin)

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The countdown for Earth Hour is on! Since its beginnings, Earth Hour has been known for the symbolic 'lights off' in support of our planet. But this year ...


ACE Webinar: How your Institution can Save Money and Fight Climate Change

  • Second Nature (MA)
  • American Council on Education (DC)

Colleges and universities can now tap into significant cost savings and boost sustainability efforts thanks to new clean energy tax credits included in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act.

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  • Posted April 3, 2024
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How To Accelerate Your Institution’s Scope 3 Emissions Reductions

  • Catawba College (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenPlaces (NC)

With campus leaders facing mounting pressure to reduce carbon emissions, many institutions are struggling to measure and manage scope 3 emissions. Data collection is highly manual, and many institutions simply ...

  • Posted March 6, 2024
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Maximizing Voluntary Renewable Electricity Impacts

  • Boston University (MA)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • Center for Resource Solutions | Green-e (CA)

As the urgency to address climate change intensifies, higher education institutions are ramping up their voluntary renewable electricity adoption. Additionally, as the renewable electricity market matures, leading organizations have begun ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Biomass as a Source of Sustainable Energy on College Campuses

  • Colgate University (NY)
  • Middlebury College (VT)

Utilizing wood for energy can lead to deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and increased carbon emissions. Under the right circumstances, however, biomass can replace fossil fuels, support well-managed forests, the local ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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NAU’S 2022 True-Blue Summer Flex Policy: Financial, Human, and Environmental Sustainability

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

In 2022, Northern Arizona University (NAU) implemented a "New NAU workplace" policy, which included True-Blue Summer Fridays, a hybrid-first strategy, and flexible core business hours. The True-Blue Summer Friday program ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Advancing Sustainability Initiatives Beyond Campus to Communities

  • Vanderbilt University (TN)
  • Clearloop (TN)
  • Panola Partnership (MS)

As more higher education institutions seek to reduce their carbon footprints and implement sustainability goals, a new partnership between Clearloop and Vanderbilt University showcases climate and community leadership in action ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Empowering Community Resilience and Enhancing Student Learning with Community and Campus Dashboards

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • University of Washington, Bothell (WA)

Over the last decade Oberlin College educators and students have collaborated with community members to develop Environmental Dashboard as a communications technology for promoting more vibrant, sustainability, and climate resilient ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Transitioning to 100% Renewable Energy While Balancing Cost, Risk, and Sustainability

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • Coho Climate Advisors (MD)

In 2022, Loyola University Chicago executed one of the largest retail renewable energy contracts in higher education in North America. The contract will result in the construction of the Double ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Campus Decarbonization Through Comprehensive Energy Retrofits

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

Over the last two years, College of the Atlantic has reduced our buildings' fossil fuel consumption and the resulting scope 1 carbon emissions from our buildings by 50%/square foot ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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How to Achieve 70% Carbon Footprint Reduction for Minimal Cost and Beyond

  • University of Toledo (OH)

The University of Toledo has achieved approximately 70% carbon footprint reduction, saves millions in energy costs, and has one of the lowest energy usages in the region. This technical presentation ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Fostering Collaborative Action to Meet Voluntary and Regulatory Climate Goals

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • PowerOptions, Inc (MA)

The Cities of Cambridge and Boston have recently passed some of the most advanced building-level climate action targets in the country. This field report-style panel will discuss and explore the ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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University of Rochester’s Analysis of WexWindows

  • University of Rochester (NY)

A pilot study was conducted at the Medical Center G7011 area to evaluate the effectiveness of WexWindows as a potential retrofit solution for University of Rochester’s aging and underperforming ...

  • Posted Jan. 10, 2024
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Renewable & Clean Energy (MS)

  • University of Dayton (OH)

Students will take in-depth courses in solar engineering, geothermal engineering, wind engineering, biofuels, building and industrial energy efficiency develop, and energy data analytics. Project-based experiences linked to industrial and governmental ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Energy Engineering (Minor)

  • Lehigh University (PA)

The mechanical engineering curriculum provides the fundamental knowledge in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and other related areas leading up to the courses for the energy engineering minor. The courses offer a ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Wind Energy (Minor)

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

The Wind Energy Minor requires 18 credit hours of undergraduate wind energy courses, nine of which must be completed at either the Junior or Senior level. Prepares students for a ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability Graduate Certificate

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

Provides students with an opportunity to get both breadth and depth in energy and sustainability curriculum. Students will take classes in different colleges to get a broad perspective on energy ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Vehicle and Energy Engineering (BS)

  • National Taiwan Normal University

The main research and development directions of this program include: (1) Advanced vehicles: hybrid electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, engine vehicles, and their key components; (2) Green energies and ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Engineering for Energy Sustainability (Certificate)

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Engineering for Energy Sustainability Certificate offers undergraduate students a suite of courses addressing energy sustainability. These courses span the engineering curriculum, with firm roots in real-world design and engineering ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Energy Analysis and Policy (Certificate)

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Energy Analysis and Policy program (EAP) has provided students with the skills and knowledge needed by professionals in government, energy companies, consulting firms, and other organizations.

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Energy (Bachelor)

  • Miami University (OH)

Provide students with core interdisciplinary training in energy that complements their disciplinary majors in engineering, natural sciences, architecture, business, and the social sciences. This co-major exposes students to the principles ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Energy (Minor)

  • Ball State University (IN)

Gives students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the development, use, and conservation of energy. Students may focus on solar and alternative energy systems, energy policy, economics, or planning ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Integrated Energy Policy (Bachelor)

  • Central Washington University (WA)

Program specializes in training students in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), planning, and policy analysis as it relates to energy production, distribution and consumption with particular attention to the environment.

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Renewable Energy Assessment (Minor)

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

The minor in Renewable Energy Assessment provides students the opportunity to assess and implement renewable energy technologies. The minor is intended to provide students with the ability to assess facilities ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Offshore Wind Energy Engineering (MS)

  • Tufts University (MA)

The M.S. program offers graduate-level training in offshore wind engineering, policy, and project management training for students seeking jobs in the emerging global offshore wind energy industry. A full-time ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Sustainable Energy Management (Certificate)

  • State University of New York at Farmingdale (NY)

The Sustainable Energy Management Certificate has been designed to respond to the rapidly expanding need for skilled professionals in sustainable energy-related occupations. The certificate provides fundamental information about emerging sustainable ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Sustainable Energy and Building Technology (Advanced Diploma)

  • Humber College (ON)

The unique program prepares graduates to examine, model and improve the energy and environmental performance of existing buildings; to support the design, construction and operation of new, sustainable buildings being ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Sustainable Energy Systems (Minor)

  • Northeastern University (MA)

The sustainable energy systems minor is an interdisciplinary selection of courses designed to offer flexibility and exposure to the principles and applications of sustainable energy systems that are needed to ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Sustainable Energy Systems (Certificate)

  • Northeastern University (MA)

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy Systems focuses on the integration of energy systems engineering technology with sustainable building systems, including the design and operation of buildings with minimal energy ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Renewable Energy, (Certificate)

  • Northeastern University (MA)

The Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy focuses on the combination of analysis and integration of energy systems engineering technology with key renewable engineering technology, including solar and wind generation, with ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Renewable Energy (BS)

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

The Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, prepares students for a career in many segments of the industry by offering courses on ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Renewable Energy (Minor)

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

This minor consists of 18 hours of undergraduate wind energy courses. A minimum of 9 hours of RE coursework must be taken at the 3000 level or above. All courses ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Energy Technology (AAS)

  • Central Community College (NE)

Students in the Energy Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program are prepared to enter the field as installation or maintenance technicians in energy technology, such as photovoltaic or ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Advanced Energy (Certificate)

  • Central Community College (NE)

The purpose of the Advanced Energy Certificate is to provide students with the skills needed for employment in the Energy Technology industry.

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Master of Sustainability: Energy Security (MSs)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Master of Sustainability: Energy Security-The mission of the Energy Security stream is to empower a network of northern, Indigenous, remote, and career professionals through distance education and purpose-driven practical experience ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Community Energy Planning and Finance (Certificate)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The Graduate Certificate in Community Energy Planning and Finance provides tools for planning and financing community renewable energy projects. This certificate can be taken as a standalone program or used ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Energy Transitions (Certificate)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The Graduate Certificate in Energy Transitions is designed for professionals who seek to better understand how to navigate policy processes for transitioning to renewable energy. This certificate can be taken ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Energy Management (MS, EM)

  • The University of Texas at Dallas (TX)

The Master of Science in Energy Management is a 36 semester credit hours STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree program. This program is designed to train the next generation ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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Sustainable Energy Systems (Minor)

  • South Dakota State University (SD)

The Sustainable Energy Systems Minor is appropriate for students interested in gaining a background in sustainability, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies. The minor helps to prepare graduates with training ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2023
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50001 Ready Energy Management Assessment

  • United States Department of Energy (DC)

Using this Excel-based tool, you can assess what management practices you already have in place that can be leveraged to meet ISO 50001 requirements, and get valuable insight into “gaps ...


Lighting up the lab

  • University of Southern California (CA)

A graduate fellow with the USC Dornsife Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, Thabassum Ahammad, demonstrates the research they're conducting in the lab.


Optimizing kelp growth

  • University of Southern California (CA)

A USC diver attaches seaweed to a prototype of a device called the “kelp elevator.” Raising and lowering kelp on the elevator accelerates its growth, proving the potential for mass-produced ...


JHU achieves greenhouse gas reduction goal through solar agreement

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Johns Hopkins University exceeded its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 51% by 2025 several years early through a long-term agreement with Constellation. The solar agreement is the largest among ...


W&L's new off-site solar array

  • Washington and Lee University (VA)

W&L partnered with solar developer SE1 to construct an array that generates electricity equal to 100% of W&L's annual electricity consumption. The solar power will go onto the regional ...


Austin Community College, Rio Grande Campus LEED Platinum Renovation Project

  • Austin Community College (TX)

Austin Community College LEED Platinum Renovation - The Rio Grande Campus project involved the renovation of a nearly 100-year-old campus building, and is the first LEED Platinum certification for Austin Community ...


Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley campus solar array

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)

The Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs is one of the college's 11 campuses. and is home to one of the largest solar arrays in Colorado. Besides ...


Carbon neutrality for the Université de Sherbrooke

  • Université de Sherbrooke (QC)

Université de Sherbrooke redoubled efforts and achieved carbon neutrality in spring 2022, 8 years ahead of its 2030 target. Emissions reduction efforts include purchasing renewable natural gas, installing heat pumps ...


Implementation of an ambitious energy efficiency program

  • Université de Sherbrooke (QC)

The Université de Sherbrooke has taken advantage of a period of growth from 2002-2003 to 2020-2021 to roll out an ambitious energy efficiency program on its campuses, aiming to reduce ...


Energy efficiency : the Creative Studio

  • Université de Sherbrooke (QC)

In the last 20 years, construction and major renovation projects of the Université de Sherbrooke have included high-performance energy efficiency measures that reduced the energy consumption of the buildings by ...


HKUST the First to Launch New ESG Investment Policy for its Net-Zero Carbon Goal

  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) became the first university in Hong Kong to make a pledge to eliminate investments in fossil fuels, with a concrete environmental ...

This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community.

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OP 5: Building Energy Efficiency

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