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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Energy Systems Minor

  • Syracuse University (NY)

This minor option will provide students enrolled within the College of Engineering and Computer Science with a grouping of courses/electives that will provide academic depth in the field of ...

  • Posted June 13, 2022
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Energy Efficiency Minor

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Development and implementation of more energy efficient technologies and practices has been identified as the most rapid approach to reduce dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuel resources. Individuals with ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Mechanical Engineering with a Specialization in Renewable Energy and Environmental Flows

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

The specialization in renewable energy and environmental flows is designed for students who are interested in technologies that enable sustainable growth, in flow and transport in atmosphere, ocean, and groundwater ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology

  • Nova Scotia Community College (NS)

This program prepares students to meet the growing needs of employers in the rapidly expanding field of alternative energy, sustainability and energy systems management. Students are involved in energy auditing ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Graduate Certificate/Concentration in Wind Power Engineering

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Graduate Certificate/Concentration in Wind Power Engineering is the first ever wind energy certificate/concentration program in the U.S. This 15 credit program offers a unique opportunity for ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology

  • College of Lake County (IL)

This Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program provides instruction in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration. Introductory courses in electricity, electric motors and theory of refrigeration are included. Advanced work ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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M.Eng in Transmission and Distribution Engineering

  • Gonzaga University (WA)

Gonzaga students learn from industry leaders. Designed in collaboration with power experts, our program provides the necessary technical and managerial skills to advance careers in the rapidly-evolving power industry. This ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Wind Energy Graduate Certificate

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Students that complete the graduate certificate in wind energy will be prepared for professional practice in the wind industry. This includes the ability to design wind turbines and wind turbine ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Master of Sustainable Energy (Management)

  • University of Queensland (QLD)

This program is designed to address complex problems across disciplines and equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress to leadership positions in the energy sector. Local, regional, national ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Sustainable Energy Field of Study

  • University of Queensland (QLD)

The Sustainable Energy field of study caters to students seeking knowledge and application of innovative solutions to the energy grand challenges facing organisations and society. Options available in this field ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Energy Engineering BS

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)

We combine courses from chemistry, mechanical engineering, physics and electrical engineering to create a strong knowledge base essential to success in this industry. Students also have the opportunity to take ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Solar Energy Graduate Certificate

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The graduate certificate in Solar Energy requires completion of the following four courses:

EME 810: Solar Resource Assessment and Economics (Fall, Spring) EME 812: Utility Solar Power and Concentration (Summer ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Solar Installation Technical Certificate

  • Western Technical College (WI)

The Solar Installation Technician certificate is designed to address the needs of regional utility power suppliers that offer renewable energy options, as well as private companies that provide solar solutions ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Master of Energy Systems Engineering

  • Lehigh University (PA)

The main focus of the Professional Master’s Degree Program in Energy Systems Engineering is to prepare new engineering graduates for energy-oriented careers -- a new generation of technical leaders for ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Professional Master’s in Sustainable Electrical Energy

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

This master’s degree is targeted to working engineers in the electrical energy and power industry. The Professional Master’s in Sustainable Electrical Energy (PMSEE) program is structured to bring ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Energy Environments MS

  • West Virginia University (WV)

The Energy Environments graduate program (M.S.) is designed to prepare students with the advanced coursework, practical work and research experience needed to succeed in professions that are rapidly developing ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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AAS Energy Management

  • Lane Community College (OR)

Energy Management is the strategic evaluation of energy use. In large commercial facilities, that means looking at the energy consumed by motors, HVAC systems, lighting, and even how people engage ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Energy Management Certificate

  • Lane Community College (OR)

This is the application of engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing energy-efficient systems or monitoring energy use. Includes instruction in principles ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Graduate Certificate in Power Electronics and Systems

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

This certificate addresses the microgrid and the penetration of alternative energy systems (Distributed Energy Resources - DERs) into the legacy power grid and the humanitarian/sustainable evolution in developing countries where ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Master of Technology specialization in Sustainable Systems

  • Kent State University (OH)

The Master of Technology specialization in Sustainable Systems option allows students to take advanced courses in sustainability, Life Cycle Design and Analysis, and sustainable energy. The program prepares students to ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Sustainable Energy Management Certificate

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

The Sustainable Energy Management Advanced Certificate (SEMAC) program is a partnership between BC Hydro, FortisBC and BCIT, with initial funding support from the Natural Resources Canada – Office of Energy Efficiency ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering BS

  • University of Sharjah

The Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (SREE) is dedicated to preparing students for their future profession or graduate studies in sustainable and renewable energy fields. The program provides its graduate ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Minor in Sustainable Energy Resources

  • Universite du Quebec a Montreal (Québec)

This certificate is intended for people interested in energy and environmental issues; in particular the questions of healthy buildings and energy management (energy efficiency, energy saving and protection of the ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Energy and Sustainability Certificate

  • University of Denver (CO)

For this certificate, study how non-renewable and renewable energy sources are developed, used, regulated, and financed. Learn strategies, sustainability concepts, and energy systems throughout your experience in the graduate certificate ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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BS Energy Systems Engineering

  • National University of Ireland, Galway (Co. Galway)

Energy Systems Engineering is a multidisciplinary programme that aims to meet the current and growing challenge of dwindling fossil fuel resources and the critical demand for alternative, renewable energy sources ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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ME Energy Systems Engineering

  • National University of Ireland, Galway (Co. Galway)

This new programme, based at NUI Galway’s new Engineering Building, is for graduates of Level 8 BE degrees who want to develop their engineering knowledge for a career in ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Specialisation: Energy and the Environment

  • University of Sydney (NSW)

Our Energy and the Environment specialisation provides students with the necessary skills required to design efficient energy generation and conversion systems and to assess and quantify the environmental impacts of ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Graduate Certificate

  • Boston University (MA)

The Energy Technologies concentration is designed for undergraduate engineering students to acquire a fundamental understanding of the environmental impacts of various energy technologies and put them in a position to ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Interdisciplinary Program of Nuclear Science, First Specialty: Energy & Environment (College of Nuclear Science)

  • National Tsing Hua University

Based on the dual-specialty design, IPNS provides undergraduates a solid knowledge based on low carbon energy, such as nuclear, solar, and hydrogen energy, as well as environmental science and sustainable ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Energy Technology and Sustainable Society Program

  • National Tsing Hua University

The plan of this course is to hope that after completing this course, students will have a deep understanding of the problems encountered in the global village, and based on ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Graduate Program of Advanced Energy

  • National Tsing Hua University

The Graduate Program of Advanced Energy has been enrolling students since the 2010 academic year. The Program combines teaching and research resources from the College of Engineering, College of Nuclear ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Sustainable and Energy Innovation Engineering

  • Universidad de Monterrey

Students will be trained as agents of change that contribute to the well-being and quality of life of man and the environment; with a high sense of innovation and strategic ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Minor in Energy with a focus in Renewable Energy

  • Colorado School of Mines (CO)

In this undergraduate minor program with a focus in renewable energy, students address the scientific and technical aspects of energy production and use as well as its broader impacts on ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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MS in Natural Resources and Energy Policy

  • Colorado School of Mines (CO)

The Natural Resources and Energy Policy (NREP) graduate degree program is part of the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences department at Colorado School of Mines. In this program, a multidisciplinary ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Renewable Energy Technology and Integration Graduate Certificate

  • Marquette University (WI)

The graduate certificate in renewable energy technology and integration is intended to develop the capabilities required to solve complex energy problems. As energy sources transition to lower carbon emitting technologies ...

  • Posted May 23, 2022
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Water–energy–carbon nexus at campus scale: Case of North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power

  • North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power
  • Nanjing University

Clarifying the nexus between water, energy, and carbon has great importance regarding regional sustainable development. A university campus is a multifunctional comprehensive community attribute suitable for exploring campus–scale water ...


BU Wind

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Edison Energy (CA)
  • ENGIE (TX)

BU Wind is a clean energy project in South Dakota that the University enabled, fulfilling a key goal of the University’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). A central element of ...


Improving Laboratory Water and Energy Efficiency at Tufts University

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) Departments at Tufts University installed a small autoclave (a laboratory sanitation machine) to reduce energy and water consumption in our ...


UBC Sustainability Scholars Program

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Since 2010, the creativity, skills and passion of close to 600 UBC graduate students in the Sustainability Scholars Program have made a positive impact on sustainability issues in the Vancouver ...


Geothermal District Heating Feasibility Study for Duke University

  • Duke University (NC)

Recognizing the importance of renewable energy in combating climate change, Duke University has set a goal to become carbon neutral by 2024 from a 2007 baseline. To fulfill the goal ...


An analysis of building energy submetering and its uses for colleges and universities

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The intent of this report is to cover the topic of building energy submetering. Utilizing submeters to quantify building and sub-building energy usage can lead to reduced utility consumption, increased ...


Enhancing the accountability and comparability of different campuses’ energy profiles through an energy cluster approach

  • Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Politecnico di Torino

International sustainability ranking systems generally set criteria in order to monitor global achievement of universities in terms of sustainability. However, current sustainability ranking systems do not provide specific consumption thresholds ...


The Potential for Electricity-use Reduction in Grinnell College Residence Halls through Behavioral Manipulation

  • Grinnell College (IA)

I studied the potential for electricity-use reduction through behavioral change in on-campus residence halls. I used social comparisons to induce behavioral change in the residents. The results did not show ...


The influence of group-level factors on individual energy-saving behaviors in a shared space: The case of shared residences

  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Shenzhen University

In business and service buildings, shared spaces constitute large areas where occupants share energy resources and manage them. Changing people's behaviors toward conscious and efficient energy use within shared ...


The Role of Simulation and Serious Games in Teaching Concepts on Circular Economy and Sustainable Energy

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • University of Southampton
  • Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona)
  • Universidad Pública de Navarra

The prevailing need for a more sustainable management of natural resources depends not only on the decisions made by governments and the will of the population, but also on the ...


Scalable pathways to net zero carbon in the UK higher education sector: A systematic review of smart energy systems in university campuses

  • Buro Happold (NY)
  • University College London (London)

The following literature review sets out the state-of-the-art research relating to smart building principles and smart energy systems in UK higher education university campuses. The paper begins by discussing the ...


Cooling supply costs of a university campus

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • EIFER - European Institute for Energy Research

Global climate change and growing research activities lead to increasing cooling demands and related supply costs at universities, while at the same time ambitious goals towards carbon neutral campuses are ...


Motion and Sash Height (MASH) alarms for efficient fume hood use

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Ventilation, including fume hoods, consumes 40–70% of the total energy used by modern laboratories. Energy-conscious fume hood usage—for example, closing the sash when a hood is unused—can ...


Higher Education Interdisciplinarity: Addressing the Complexity of Sustainable Energies and the Green Economy

  • Sapienza Università di Roma

Universities play a strategic role towards a sustainable future, as they address the complex scientific research on green transition and enable students from diverse backgrounds to acquire different skills, integrate ...


Investigating barriers to efficient electricity management practices in government-owned tertiary institutions: a case of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Federal University of Technology Akure

Energy efficiency is a cost-effective way to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions; however, certain barriers have hindered its adoption in public universities. Hence, it is essential to identify and analyze the ...

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. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Benchmarking Data

The following data has been compiled in spreadsheet format to facilitate benchmarking. It will be updated annually to coincide with the publication of AASHE’s Sustainable Campus Index.

Programs and Initiatives

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Scores

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