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Energy Performance of Campus LEED Buildings: Implications for Green Building and Energy Policy Membership Required

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
Many university campuses in the United States are working toward their sustainable goals by adopting energy or green building policies, which require Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification ...
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Critical Issues in Facilities Management: Energy Efficiencies Membership Required

  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) (VA)
Energy Efficiencies is an anthology of 15 chapters and an extensive resource list on topics related to campus energy management and conservation. Contents: * Financing the Future: How Green Revolving ...
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Critical Issues in Facilities Management: Environmental Sustainability Membership Required

  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) (VA)
Environmental Sustainability is an anthology of 14 chapters and an extensive resource list on topics related to campus sustainability and environmental stewardship. Contents: * Sustainability and Higher Education, A [Hypothetical] ...
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The Business Case for Renewable Energy: A Guide for Colleges and Universities Membership Required

  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (DC)
Growing numbers of colleges and universities are making the leap to renewable energy. And some are not only saving money - they’re making money on their renewable energy purchases. This ...
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Reshape the Education of Energy Managers Membership Required

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 ...
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The value of adding ambient energy feedback to conservation tips and goal-setting in a dormitory Membership Required

  • Middlebury College (VT)
**Purpose** The majority of research on energy feedback has been conducted in residential households; in this study, the authors aim to examine the effectiveness of similar initiatives in a college ...
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What goes on behind closed doors?: How college dormitory residents change to save energy during a competition-based energy reduction intervention Membership Required

  • University of Southern California (CA)
**Purpose** The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the impact of a competition-based intervention combining high-resolution electricity feedback, incentives, information and prompts on college dormitory residents’ energy consumption and ...
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The Cinnamon Roll Challenge: Promoting Reductions in Energy Consumption Through Energy Dashboards and Behavioral Influence Membership Required

  • 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 ...
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Carbon footprint analysis of student behavior for a sustainable university campus in China Membership Required

  • Drexel University (PA)
Sustainable urban design, systems-level organizational planning, and human behavior have all been recognized for their potentially important roles in helping to reduce energy costs and associated environmental impacts, including greenhouse ...
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Development of a Novel Food Waste Collection Kiosk and Waste-to-Energy Business Model Membership Required

  • University of Toledo (OH)
The US generates more than 37 million metric tons of food waste each year and over 95% of it is disposed of at US landfills. This paper describes the development ...
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Doubling Energy Efficiency at the University of Michigan by 2030 Membership Required

  • 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 percent ...
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Study to Reduce Peak Electrical Demand Charges for the John C. Hodges Library Membership Required

  • 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 ...
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A Strategy for Energy Performance Analysis at the Early Design Stage: Predicted vs. Actual Building Energy Performance Membership Required

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
Developments in information technology are providing methods to improve current design practices, where uncertainties about various design elements can be simulated and studied from the design inception. Energy and thermal ...
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An Economical Analysis of the USFSP Solar Parking Garage Membership Required

  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg (FL)
This undergraduate student paper was accepted without revision as an oral presentation at the ICES 2016: 18th International Conference on Energy held in Paris. The topic is an economical analysis ...
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A Statistical Analysis of the USFSP Solar Parking Garage Membership Required

  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg (FL)
This undergraduate student paper was accepted without revision as an oral presentation at the ICES 2016 : 18th International Conference on Energy held in Paris. The topic is a statistical ...
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What goes on behind closed doors? How college dormitory residents change to save energy during a competition-based energy reduction intervention Membership Required

  • University of Southern California (CA)
Note: This article has been accepted for publication in issue 17.4 of the International Journal for Sustainability in Higher Education. It will appear on Emerald Earlycite by the end of ...
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Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education Membership Required

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)
This comprehensive study by National Wildlife Federation and Princeton Survey Research Associates International reviews trends and new developments in environmental performance and sustainability at 1,068 institutions. It recognizes colleges and ...
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Using Power Purchase Agreements for Solar Deployment at Universities Membership Required

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (CO)
This fact sheet may be useful to colleges and universities interested in using PPAs for solar deployment. Page four includes a figure drawing from [AASHE's Campus Solar PV database](http://www.aashe.org/resources/campus-solar-photovoltaic-installations/). NREL ...
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LEED Certification of Campus Buildings - A Cost-Benefit Approach Membership Required

This is the first comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings certified within the higher education sector. 16 institutions of higher education (IHEs) were surveyed ...
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New Energy for Campuses: Energy-Saving Policies for Colleges and Universities Membership Required

  • 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 ...
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The Energy Smart Guide to Campus Cost Savings Membership Required

  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) (VA)
  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (DC)
  • United States Department of Energy
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 ...
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Leading Techniques for Energy Savings in Colleges and Universities Membership Required

  • Schneider Electric (TX)
This paper describes how building automation products and services can reduce energy costs at colleges and universities. It outlines proven techniques to achieve energy conservation results with an attractive return ...
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The State of Sustainability in Higher Education 2015: Emissions Metrics, Consumption Trends & Strategies for Success Membership Required

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • Sightlines (CT)
Over the past decade, campuses across North America have invested significant effort, attention, and money toward the key challenges of sustainability in higher education, which are embodied by the carbon ...
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The Role of IT in Campus Sustainability Efforts Membership Required

  • EDUCAUSE
As the impact of worldwide carbon emissions comes into sharper focus, college and university sustainability efforts are increasingly turning green, focusing on ways to use resources more efficiently, consume less, ...
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Major University Towns Seek University Partners to Improve Energy Efficiency in Off-Campus Rental Housing Membership Required

  • City of Bloomington (IN)
In Bloomington (pop. 83,565), where 75% of Indiana University’s 40,000+ students live off-campus, the impact is tremendous. Two-thirds of local housing units are rentals, making it exceedingly difficult to achieve ...
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Climate Change Resiliency: Campus Microgrid Feasibility Study Membership Required

  • Middlebury College (VT)
Background: The submitted research paper "Campus Microgrid Feasibility Study" is the result of a combination of learning opportunities that evolved into the final product. It began in summer 2014 at ...
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Clean Energy U: Colleges Celebrate Campus Sustainability Day Membership Required

  • Chevrolet (OR)
Let’s clear the air. Beyond building efficient vehicles in a responsible way, Chevrolet is supporting the ingenious efforts of people across America helping lead the clean energy revolution. That includes ...
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The State of Solar on Campus: 2014 Edition Membership Required

  • EcoMotion (CA)
The growth of photovoltaics has been steep. In 2000, there were only 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of PV capacity worldwide. Thirteen years later and by the end of 2013, the global ...
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A Geographic Systems Approach to Developing a Distributed Generation System in the Town of Normal, Illinois Membership Required

  • Illinois State University (IL)
The Town of Normal's electric power infrastructure and their community leaders' progressive decisions to incorporate sustainability into the town's strategic plan have prompted conditions favorable to distributed generation (DG). Increased ...
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The State of Solar on Campus: 2013 Edition Membership Required

  • EcoMotion (CA)
The State of Solar on Campus 2013 is available for download for AASHE members and the general public. It covers the “Global Solar Revolution,” “Solar in America,” “Campus Solar Leadership,” ...
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Analysis of Student Behaviors Impacting Carbon Emissions Through Community Based Social Marketing Research Membership Required

  • Oberlin College (OH)
Academic institutions cannot achieve climate neutrality through technology alone; members of the college community must also be engaged in creating a culture of sustainability. This research project employed a community-based ...
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Sustainable Laundry Operations at Sewanee: The University of the South Membership Required

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)
The typical student runs an average of 3.7 cycles of laundry per week. This is almost one full cycle more than other students at universities whose costs are included with ...
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STARS Findings on Campus Infrastructure and Sustainable Development Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)
This article looks at infrastructure development among colleges and universities participating in STARS. Data related to building construction and maintenance, GHG emissions, and energy consumption can shed light on how ...
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The Beauty of Net-Zero Energy Infrastructure: Lessons from History, Actions Today, and Dreams for the Future Membership Required

  • Second Nature (MA)
As we connect the dots from ancient history to the distant future, we envision and hope for a clean and safe future for our grandchildren’s grandchildren. Sustainability professionals work diligently ...
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Fostering Sustained Energy Behavior Change And Increasing Energy Literacy In A Student Housing Energy Challenge Membership Required

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)
We designed the Kukui Cup challenge to foster energy conservation and increase energy literacy. Based on a review of the literature, the challenge combined a variety of elements into an ...
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Incentive Deserts: The Opportunities and Barriers to Solar PV Financing at UCLA Membership Required

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Like the rest of Los Angeles, UCLA has plenty of buildings and gets plenty of sun. Given the University's interest in sustainability and innovation, you'd think all those buildings would ...
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Holdsworth Retrofit and Renovation Membership Required

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMA) has a rapidly evolving commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the environmental sustainability of its operations. According to the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel ...
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Funding & Incentivizing Energy Conservation at the University of Texas Membership Required

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
In February 2011, the University of Texas at Austin's (UT) President Power's Sustainability Steering Committee identified the need to reduce demand-side energy consumption and create new, consistent funding sources to ...
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Student-Driven Energy Independence: A Case Study of Humboldt Energy Independence Fund Membership Required

  • Humboldt State University (CA)
This thesis is an evaluative case study of the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF). I use this case study to locate the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund within a broader movement ...
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Greening the Campus: Converting Organic Waste to Energy Membership Required

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
This project explores the potential waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies based on current conditions at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (e.g., waste resource availability) by proposing the following three feasible WtE converting ...
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AASHE Student Diary Series: The GREEN Life Membership Required

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
This is the story of three Rutgers University students with a simple idea born in the hopes of educating and showing their peers the ever-expanding world of renewable energy. Three ...
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AASHE Interview Series: John Robinson, Executive Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
John Robinson, the Executive Director of the University of British Columbia's Sustainability Initiative sat down with AASHE to discuss the recently opened Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) building. ...
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Measuring, Managing and Visualizing Building Energy Consumption & Carbon Emissions Membership Required

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
How much energy do the buildings at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMA) consume? The answer to this question is of interest to those tracking energy efficiency and greenhouse gas ...
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University of Northern BC Renewable Energy Feasibility Study, with Primary Consideration to Wind Energy Membership Required

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)
This study examined the feasibility of UNBC's on-campus renewable energy opportunities with primary consideration to wind energy potential. Solar and hydro electrical energy opportunities, along with geoexchange, solar heating, were ...
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Reducing Dickinson's Carbon Footprint Membership Required

  • Dickinson College (PA)
Findings from an evaluation of Dickinson College's Climate Action Plan and recommendations are presented. The evaluation was conducted by students in the spring 2011 course Practicum in Sustainability: Reducing Dickinson's ...
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Steam Loss in Miami University's Piping System Membership Required

  • 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 7.7 mile ...
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Proposal for University of Georgia Energy Reform Membership Required

  • The University of Georgia (GA)
Zhang, Sheena, et al. "Proposal for University of Georgia Energy Reform." 1 July 2010. University of Georgia Students for Environmental Action. University of Georgia Students for Environmental Action (SEA) created ...
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Thermal Modeling with eQUEST Of Winthrop House: Engineering Sciences 96 Final Report Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)
This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96. In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...
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Green Labs at Emory University Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)
Sustainability Student Research Award Nomination Emory Green Labs Project: Rachel Croessmann, Kate McDonald, Andrew Park, Erin Saven Background As part of the CSR & Sustainability class taught by Prof. Peter ...
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Harvard House Renewal Program Energy Monitoring and Control Group Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)
This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96. In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...
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