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.


Bryant University green data center

Bryant U Cuts Energy Expenses 15 Percent with New Data Center

Rhode Island's Bryant University has adopted a "green" approach to energy management in its data center and has experienced campus-wide benefits as a result, including significant decreases in energy costs.

U Southern Maine To Save $70,000 Each Year with Lighting Upgrade

The University of Southern Maine has begun a lighting upgrade designed to save the school more than $70,000 each year.

Cycling Pulse Takes Campus Bicycle Programs Mobile

Cycling Pulse has unveiled Web-based and mobile portal Ride Campus for college and university faculty, staff, and students who commute by bicycle.

Solar Roof Powers Facility at U of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi has completed installation of a solar roof on its Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

5 Facility Design Tips for Universities

The University of Connecticut unveils a new "Classroom Building" that was designed and built with a calculated approach.



UA Solar System Reduces Costs, Enhances Curriculum

A 10-kilowatt solar installation at the University of Arizona is lowering energy bills and enhancing curriculum in some computer science and geology classes.

Energy Alliance Promotes Power Reduction in Colleges

A utility company has teamed up with a "cleantech" development firm to provide a system that integrates energy load response with energy usage monitoring.

Arizona Western College Goes for Variety in Solar Installation

Yuma-based Arizona Western College has begun generating its own electrical power through a solar installation that uses five different types of technologies.

Green Flash

Our environmental challenges are profound, but the solutions don't have to be. Here are 5 quick green initiatives that your institution can implement this year.

California University To Save 1.6 Million with Solar Energy

Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA has completed two solar systems that will save the school as much as $1.6 million over the next 20 years.

Mission College Goes Solar To Save 8.5 Million

Mission College in Santa Clara, CA has completed a solar system designed to save the school approximately $8.5 million in electricity costs over 25 years.

Miami University Adopts Idle Regulators To Reduce Emissions, Costs

Miami University in Oxford, OH has adopted a tool designed to help reduce engine idling for campus service vehicles in order to reduce emissions.

Going Solar in a Big Way

Now nearly a year old, Colorado State University's 5.3-megawatt solar plant is currently providing about a third of the electricity needs for the institution's Foothills campus. CSU's Carol Dollard discussed the planning and implementation of the plant--one of the largest for an American university--with Campus Technology's Bridget McCrea.

Santa Clara University Takes Ridesharing Social

Santa Clara University (SCU) has established a private online ridesharing network to help students, faculty, and staff share commutes or one-time road trips.

Vermont Institutions Seek Energy Savings

Two Vermont schools are pushing forward on commitments to reduce campus energy consumption.