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Carleton Receives National Excellence in Sustainability Award

Carleton Now Summary Carleton is one of just two colleges nationwide to receive the 2019 Excellence in Sustainability Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). The award was presented on July 14 at the NACUBO annual meeting in Austin, Texas. The...


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Energy an Important Factor as Central Ohio Prepares for Its Future

Jon-Paul d'Aversa, T&D World Summary The Franklin County Energy Study uses 2015 as a baseline for energy production, consumption, expenditures and emissions, and incorporates utility data provided at the ZIP-code level. Central Ohio has been a hotbed of forward-thinking activities,...


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Scientists are leading the way in developing technology to save us from climate disaster

Samantha Wohlfeil, Inlander Summary At a time when it seems more likely than ever the planet is careening toward certain devastation, it's the scientists, the inventors, the innovators who refuse to just sit back and watch it all burn. Climate activists have been gaining traction in their...


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Energy derived from cheese to power Yorkshire homes

Bioenergy Insight Summary An English creamery is now using its by-products to create biogas in a new sustainable energy project. Yorkshire cheese producer Wensleydale Creamery will supply whey – which was previously discarded - to a local biogas plant to generate 10,000 MWh of thermal power,...


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MU Makes Push for Sustainability

Kiana Fernandes, Missourian Summary Students at MU cannot ignore climate change and the efforts to reverse it. On a campus that ranks nationally in sustainability practices, environmental consciousness is unavoidable. MU’s Sustainability Office serves as the hub from which the pervasive...


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Accelerating Zero Energy Communities of the Future

Summary Through the Zero Energy District Accelerator, DOE is working with six pioneering zero energy districts to achieve ambitious energy goals. Accelerator partners are using best practice approaches to realize energy performance goals for the entire building and district lifecycle. Their...

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Positive Community Impact Through a Health System’s Sustainable Campus Transformation Plan

Summary The MetroHealth System is a nationally ranked healthcare organization and public safety net hospital serving Cleveland and Cuyahoga County along the shores of Lake Erie, with a 180-year history of serving the poor and most vulnerable. In accompaniment with a self-funded $1 billion...

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Tapping into Wastewater Thermal Energy at the National Western Center in Denver

Denver’s National Western Center (NWC) has been home to the iconic National Western Stock Show for over 110 years and is undergoing a $1 billion redevelopment and modernization to make it a vibrant and accessible educational and entertainment hub in the heart of Denver, Colorado, that will...

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Decarbonizing a District Energy System

Cornell has a gas-fired combined heat and power plant. The goal is to be carbon neutral in 2035 by aggressive energy conservation, and the conversion to all renewable heat, cooling and electricity. Solar farms are being built, and deep direct use geothermal is being explored. In the interim, the...

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Planning for Capital Requirements for Carbon Reduction on University Campuses

How do you plan for aggressive carbon reduction goals from university leadership in the face of unclear or uncertain capital budgets to achieve those goals? What is the proper price of carbon that allows for goal achievement, and what is the scope of emissions that should be considered? This...

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