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Penn State’s renewable energy, sustainability graduate programs allow students to find employment opportunities in growing job market

Daily Collegian Summary As employment opportunities grow in the renewable energy and sustainability fields, Penn State’s various graduate programs focusing on alternative energy options have become increasingly popular. The Online Intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Renewable...

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Committee votes to advance University Park chiller plant proposal

Penn State Summary The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee of Finance, Business and Capital Planning voted today (Sept. 17) to recommend a plan to expand the West Campus Chiller Plant at the University Park campus. The proposal goes to the full board for its consideration on Sept. 18. ...

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Evaluation of Campus Steam to Hot Water Conversion

Summary PSU's goal was to determine the energy, maintenance, and resulting carbon emission savings from converting the existing steam distribution system to a hot water distribution system. A study was conducted based on the existing campus heating distribution system condition consisting of...


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PSU's Road to Sustainability

Summary Penn State is increasing its focus on sustainability and reduction of its carbon footprint. Much has been done with fuel conversions, efficiency improvements, CHP, fuel cells, and renewable energy sources. They are on the road planning future improvements. Burns & McDonnell worked...


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Committee approves next phase of East Halls renovation

Penn State University Summary UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Feb. 21) recommended the final plan approval and expenditure of funds for the next phase of the long-term initiative to renovate the East residence halls at...

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Michael Mann Says This Summer Is a Big Warning About Climate Change

David Sirota, Capital & Main Summary In late July, a CNN story summed up what was becoming a watershed moment. The cable TV outlet reported that “the summer of temperature extremes just keeps going, with record heat waves this month on all four continents that occupy the Northern...

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Local officials tour energy-efficient Hershey Medical Center

Hannah Fields, Central Penn Business Journal Campus Energy Engineer Kevin Kanoff gives local legislators and energy experts a tour of the combined heat and power plant on Thursday, June 7. - (Photo / Hannah Fields ) Summary The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center opened its...