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Captured Heat Makes Rowan University Richer and Greener

Rowan University, located in Glassboro, New Jersey, is a school with a mission: to unite its staff and students in the campus-wide goal of achieving climate neutrality as soon as …

USF Sows the SEEDS of Renewable Energy Storage

Electricity storage is fast becoming the holy grail of sustainable energy. The performance of solar panels is intermittent, with panels functioning optimally on sunny days, marginally when it is overcast, …

Students Reach Out to Local Businesses, Reduce Pollution

Opportunities are on the rise for students interested in preventing pollution, improving air quality, and pioneering sustainable technologies in their communities. University campuses, long considered hubs of innovation, are beginning …

LEED: Prioritizing Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the first and largest certifier of green building, is by now familiar to anyone who works with buildings or campus planning. Another LEED (for …

College of the Atlantic Aims for the Triple Bottom Line

When businesses go green, they do it for reasons ranging from profit and good PR to reliable supply chains and genuine concern for the environment. Examples of individual companies taking …

University and Utility Partnerships in California Lower Emissions

As schools become greener, they are finding a need to reach out to their surrounding communities to manage transportation and supply networks, develop and renovate neighborhoods, and┬ásource cleaner energy. In …

Tulane and Yale Structures Earn Top Ten Green Building Awards

The American Institute of Architects’ COTE (Committee on the Environment) recognizes 10 high-profile and environmentally sensitive buildings each year, and for 2008 chose two university buildings to highlight in its …

MU Researchers Find that Submerged Oak Trees Store Carbon 2,000 Years Longer

The role that forests play in climate conditions is vast and complex, including conversion of carbon dioxide into oxygen, stabilization of coastlines and open terrain, shade provision, and the reflection …

Utah government joins universities in switching to 4-day workweek

Until recently, most considered their commute to be nothing more than a necessary evil, if they considered it at all. But rising gas prices, air pollution and the awareness of …

Chasing Clean Fuel in the Lab

The idea of an efficient, clean-burning, sustainable fuel that could power everything from cars to commercial skyscrapers is a seductive one. Currently, many world-class research labs and over 200 small …

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