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Step 1 to Running a Truly Green Event: Finding the Right Spot

By Shelley Cohen.  The 2013 Green Inaugural Ball will bring together diverse groups from among the energy, environment, conservation, and clean-tech communities. The attendees are  among those on the front …

Greenforce Initiative Grant Effort – Shipping Containers as Housing

(cross-posted Abonmarche Blog) Posted on February 28, 2012 by Jeff Saylor Shipping containers as Housing Earlier this month, I gave a lecture at the Krasl Art Center (Krasl) in St. …

Inspecting the attic insulation

My Home Energy Audit: Finding Treasures in the Attic

It has been on our family’s “honey-do” list for years – a home energy audit. With few dollars to spend, and limited understanding of home construction, we wanted to know …

Going Underground on Campus: Creates Jobs, Saves Money and Reduces Carbon Footprint

When a campus such as Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana determines to reduce coal use by 30,000 tons, save $2 million, and cut carbon pollution by 50% each year, it is news.  …

Smarter than Smart Meters: A New Approach to Building Energy…

Radiant floor heating Eastern Wyoming College

Taking Efficiency Off-Campus

Papercrete workshop at Coconino College

Turning Junk Mail Into Concrete

In Every Season, White is the New Green

  Want an effective tool to fight global warming? Try a can of paint. As the director of facilities at Radford University can tell you, the most powerful and elegant …

University of Florida Strives to Surpass LEED

For universities serious about reducing their carbon footprint, compact fluorescent light bulbs just won’t cut it. Many are starting, quite literally, from the ground up, building highly efficient dorms, classrooms …

Student Fees Drive Campus Retrofits

It often takes more than a dedicated student club or well-intentioned administrator to transform campus operations, particularly when it comes to sustainability and energy efficiency. Rather, campus-wide commitment can be …

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