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University of New Hampshire Earns AASHE’s Top Sustainability Ranking

University of New Hampshire Earns AASHE’s Top Sustainability Ranking

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has bolstered its long-standing reputation as a sustainability leader by earning the highest possible rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE was founded in 2005 to foster global sustainability within higher education institutions, leading to an “ecologically

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Umass Partners With Eversource to Improve the University’s Energy Efficiency

UMass, Eversource sign energy efficiency partnership The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, September 5, 2017 The University of Massachusetts and Eversource have agreed on a partnership with hopes to increase the University’s energy efficiency. Eversource, an energy providing company that serves much of Western Massachusetts, will collaborate with UMass in major construction and renovation projects that hope

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Sustainability Programs on the Rise in Higher Education

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits The popularity of sustainability programs within higher education continues to increase across the US in response to both heightened awareness and a growing number of jobs in the field. These multidisciplinary programs unite sciences with humanities and span subjects including ecology, economics, global studies, urban planning, and environmental law. The

Kansas Energy Program Interns Present Findings to the EPA

Kevin Moluf, Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute Intern Program, September 14, 2017 The Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute Intern Program will conclude its twelfth year on Friday, September 15. Throughout the life of the program, recommendations to more than 43 institutions from the program’s 90 interns stood to realize collective industry savings of

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Michigan Companies Reducing Energy Costs

Industrial-strength savings: Michigan companies take steps to reduce energy used in industrial, office facilities Crain’s Detroit Business, September 3, 2017 Greg Pflum was hoping to lure a new plant to the BASF facility he oversees in Wyandotte four years ago when he got an unwelcome reminder about the importance of energy costs. High Michigan energy

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A Guide to Saving Energy with LEDs

Dragon’s Guide To A 100% Renewable Home — Part 1 (LEDs) Clean Technica, December 9, 2016 In Southern California, actor Ed Begley Jr. is famous for going 100% renewable back when it was prohibitively expensive to do so. In 1985, he bought a stake in a wind farm. In 1990, he installed solar panels on his roof.

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Estimated to Save School District $13 Million

San Benito High School to implement energy efficiency program Benitolink.com, July 18, 2017 The project, which includes new light fixtures, “smart” heating and cooling systems, and the installation of solar panels, is expected to save the district $13 million On June 13, San Benito High School board members approved a Energy Conservation & Renewable Generation

Incentive Program Allows Shipping Company to Make Energy Efficient Upgrades

Oregon onion shipper ramps up energy efficiency efforts Fresh Plaza, July 19, 2017 Newly formed Baker & Murakami Produce Company LLLP in Ontario, OR, has teamed up with Idaho Power to expand energy efficiency at the Treasure Valley onion supershed with upgrades in LED lighting and a new high capacity VFD air compressor to run

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