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.
When construction on Crowder College's new Missouri Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology (MARET) Center kicked off in September 2011, the word "green" was on everyone's mind. From the facility's construction materials to its energy sources to it wastewater management, literally every corner of MARET Center's 10,000-square-foot first phase factored in environmentally conscious practices and decisions.
On Bike Share has launched a new campus bike share system designed to provide an alternative transportation choice to college and corporate campuses.
Energy-efficient power systems, server consolidation, and expanded use of virtualization are helping to drive down costs in higher education data centers, according to a new report released Monday.
A year after being rocked by scandal, LACCD aims to turn its tarnished reputation green again.
A new building dashboard at Bunker Hill Community College lets students, faculty track energy use in health-wellness center.
Bronxville-based Concordia College has made energy efficiency upgrades designed to save the school nearly $100,000 per year.
A $15-million makeover will update labs and classrooms, improve energy efficiency, and create new spaces for collaborative learning activities at UH Manoa's Edmonson Hall.
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.
The University of Southern Maine has begun a lighting upgrade designed to save the school more than $70,000 each year.
Cycling Pulse has unveiled Web-based and mobile portal Ride Campus for college and university faculty, staff, and students who commute by bicycle.
The University of Mississippi has completed installation of a solar roof on its Center for Manufacturing Excellence.
The University of Connecticut unveils a new "Classroom Building" that was designed and built with a calculated approach.
A 10-kilowatt solar installation at the University of Arizona is lowering energy bills and enhancing curriculum in some computer science and geology classes.
A utility company has teamed up with a "cleantech" development firm to provide a system that integrates energy load response with energy usage monitoring.
Yuma-based Arizona Western College has begun generating its own electrical power through a solar installation that uses five different types of technologies.