Spotlight on Green Schools

Schools are focusing more and more heavily on cutting back on the energy they use and trying to reduce their impact on the environment. The articles on these pages spotlight individual campus energy conservation programs, energy initiatives, solar installations, energy-related technology, HVAC, research, grants, policy, and other topics related to green campuses.


10 Ways To Cut Campus Costs with Technology

IT organizations at American colleges and universities are getting clever with cost cutting. Two IT leaders share some of the small, creative tactics they've used to save hundreds of thousands of dollars for their schools while actually managing to improve services for their constituents.

Study Shows Future Leaders' Focus on Globalization and Sustainability

A new multi-national study that asked college students the same questions asked of global CEOs found "similarities in terms of outlook on the new economic environment and how organizations should respond" but stark differences regarding globalization and sustainability.

U Chicago Tries Energy Management in Medical Data Center

The University of Chicago has implemented a new energy management system in one of its data facilities and adjoining offices.

Social Network Shares Building Energy Consumption

A new social network that is expected to be released in summer 2010 lets people view, compare, and share energy and water usage data for their buildings.

Harvard Tries Air Efficiency System in New Green Building

Harvard Law School is implementing a new air efficiency system in a building that's expected to receive LEED Gold Certification.



Campus Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary Effort

As part of Dartmouth College's renewed commitment to sustainability and the environment, the institution is focusing on coordinating the efforts of its undergraduate community and its graduate schools.

ImageNow 6.5 Adds Retention Policy Manager

Perceptive Software has released a new version of its document management system, ImageNow 6.5.

MIT To Cool Down Energy Usage

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is teaming up with a utility company in its home state to reduce its electricity use by 15 percent over three years.

No More Print on Demand

For many years now, college campuses have been providing public-access printers, a practice that has unquestionably been a boon to students. But there’s a financial and environmental cost to this campus convenience: Anytime/anywhere printing can lead to major paper waste.

American U on Track to Carbon Neutrality by 2020

American University in Washington, DC just became the seventh largest higher ed buyer of green power in the United States, after signing an agreement to purchase energy credits equivalent to the institution's annual electricity usage.

Iowa College Implements Ambitious Energy Conservation Program

Luther College, an undergraduate institution in Decorah, IA, has launched a comprehensive new program aimed at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent, as well as reducing overall energy consumption.

Antioch U New England Pursues Carbon Neutrality over 10 Years

Antioch University New England, a small, private, mostly graduate-level college, said it expects to go carbon-neutral by the year 2020.

Eco Technology College Opens in Colorado

A new college is opening up in Aurora, CO focused entirely on renewable energy and sustainable design. Education Corp., which runs for-profit colleges, is opening Ecotech Institute.

2011 Solar Decathlon Competition Heats Up

Twenty college and university teams from around the world will be heading to the country's capital to show off their solar housing design and building expertise.

Trevecca Nazarene Pursues Energy Reduction

A $17,000 project at Trevecca Nazarene University is expected to reduce energy usage by about 15 percent in one building on the Nashville, TN campus.