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Brown launches sustainability strategic plan to confront urgent environmental challenges

News From Brown Summary Building on decades of work to alleviate the effects of campus operations on the natural environment and to create a more sustainable future through research, teaching and community engagement, Brown University has launched a new strategic plan for sustainability...


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Notre Dame Ceases Use of Coal Year Ahead of Schedule, Heeds Pope's Call to Care for Earth

Notre Dame Press Release Summary When the University of Notre Dame was founded, it was envisioned to be a force for good in the world. On Oct. 14, 2019, the institution demonstrated this with the announcement that it had discontinued the use of coal at its power plant, a year sooner than...


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Wake Forest Aims to Reduce Emissions

Nicole Mackey, Old Gold & Black Summary The heating and chilled-water plants are essential to providing about 75 buildings on the main campus of Wake Forest with three of the four central utilities: heating, cooling and water. Students usually only think about these components when...


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Giant Water Battery Cuts University's Energy Costs by $100 Million Over Next 25 Years

Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch Summary A giant water battery that stands three-stories high will help The University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia reach its goal to be carbon neutral by 2025. The Queensland university's ambitious target date got a boon from the success of the...


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Vanguard breaks ground on food waste to energy project

Kelly Maile, Waste Today Summary Vanguard Renewables , Wellesley, Massachusetts, began construction of a new project, which represents a unique partnership between a Vermont college, a local dairy farm and a renewable energy company. Vanguard owns and operates an anaerobic digestion...


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Frequently asked questions about the campus power outage

Public Affairs, Berkeley News Summary UC Berkeley campus is largely without power today, Friday, Oct. 11, due to PG&E’s efforts to prevent wildfires fanned by high winds. The following FAQ provides answers to some of the key questions being asked about classes, facilities,...


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Notre Dame ceases to burn coal, a year ahead of schedule

Marissa Gebhard, Notre Dame News Summary Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced in the fall of 2015 the ambitious goal of discontinuing the use of coal by the end of 2020, and cutting the University’s carbon footprint in half by 2030. Both goals have been achieved...


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QU's District Cooling System produces 31,000 tonnes cooling

The Peninsula Summary A delegation from the District Cooling Services Department at Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has visited the District Cooling Stations at Qatar University as part of its functions and role in monitoring and regulating the district cooling...


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ENGIE enrolls Solent University in district energy scheme

Sarah O'Beirne, Facilities Management Journal Summary Solent University’s new sports complex has connected to Southampton Geothermal Heating Company’s (SGHC) pioneering district energy scheme after signing a £2.8 million deal with energy and services specialist, ENGIE, over the next 20 years...


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When Your Campus Microgrid Works So Well No One Notices

Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge Summary You know you’ve done something right when your new campus microgrid islands so seamlessly that you don’t even know it happened. That’s what occurred in February, in response to a communications glitch, at Montclair State University (MSU) , the...