U Guam Constructs Solar Arrays

(Guam): The university recently installed photovoltaic panels on 5 campus buildings in accordance with its Strategic Energy Plan. The university also is conducting research on new photovoltaic systems, with three different forms of photovoltaic technology being used among the buildings to determine which technology would be best suited for a tropical environment.

North Carolina State U Boosts Energy Efficiency with Window Film

The university recently installed a high performance ceramic window film to its southern and southwestern-facing library windows that is helping to reduce costs through lessening the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning load.

Oregon State U Brings Ground-Mounted Solar Online

Aiding the university's offset of greenhouse gas emissions, the newest system is the largest of its kind at the school and collectively contributes to 10-acres of clean energy generation through photovoltaic technology.

Campus Conservation Nationals Save 2.2M kWH in Fourth Year

The 2014 national competition to reduce energy and water use at colleges and universities collective tabulated a savings of 2.2 million-kilowatt hours of electricity and 476,000 gallons of water. The top ten schools with the largest campus-wide percent reduction during an electricity competition were Appalachian State University; Bard College; Berea College; California State University at Chico; Dickinson College; Louisiana State University; Loyola University Maryland; Portland State University; Wake Forest University; and Western Carolina University, with reductions ranging from 11 to 24 percent.

Missouri State U Tables Bring Solar Power to Students

Funded by the university's Sustainability Fund, the two newly installed solar-powered picnic tables generate and store electricity that can be used through outlets and USB ports.

U Hawai'i West Oahu to Power Up With Solar

Recent records indicate the university plans to construct five 100-kilowatt ground mounted photovoltaic systems that will provide electricity directly to the grid.

Auburn U Installs Utility Tracking Devices

In an effort to understand the impacts of projects on the university's utility systems and conserve resources and funds, the new meters for electricity, natural gas and water are wirelessly connected to a centralized system that digitally tracks hourly consumption.

EPA Releases Quarterly List of Top 30 Green Power Partners

The top 30 list represents the largest green power users among higher education institutions within the Green Power Partnership. The combined green power use of these organizations amounts to more than two billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of more than 190,000 average American homes annually.

Oregon Institute of Technology to Install 1.5MW Geothermal

Partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the 1.5-megawatt geothermal system in combination with a 2-megawatt solar electricity system will allow the seven-campus system to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020.

Rocky Mountain College Erects Solar Array

In hopes that the project will spur other environmental steps, the college's Environmental Club, which led the project, raised more than $65,000 toward the construction of the solar electricity installation.

Southern Illinois U Deploys Solar Charging Picnic Table

The recently installed picnic table, made of recycled plastics, gives students the ability to charge electronic devices at a solar-powered charging station. The station lights up at night and stores enough energy for two cloudy days.

Washington U St. Louis Increases Solar Output

Furthering its environmental impact, the university's new commitment calls for an increase in solar output on all campuses by 1,150 percent. By fall, 379-kilowatts of photovoltaics will help subtract a calculated 385 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year from the school's carbon inventory.

Acharya Nagarjuna U Installs Solar Powered Street Lighting

(India): The university recently installed the lights across 350 acres, bringing the school's off-grid solar capacity to 50-kilowatts.

Cornell U Upgrades Building Controls

(U.S.): After a recent energy study found the controls of an energy intensive laboratory building to be malfunctioning, the new installed controls will reduce maintenance-associated cost and provide energy savings.

Eastern Connecticut State U Wins National Award

(U.S.): The university's Institute for Sustainable Energy was recently selected to receive the 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection for its energy efficiency efforts such as benchmarking and sharing of energy data and connecting towns and agencies with the energy incentive programs available in Connecticut, which helps to accelerate the installation of energy efficient equipment.

Indiana U Bloomington Purchases Renewable Energy

(U.S.): The university's School of Public and Environmental Affairs is purchasing renewable energy certificates to offset its use of electricity from fossil fuels. The purchase covers the school’s academic energy use including classrooms, laboratories and offices through May 2015.

Michigan State U Honored by American Biogas Council

(U.S.): The university has been presented with the Project of the Year Award for its anaerobic digestion facility, which generates approximately 3,000 megawatts of renewable energy from processing organic waste from campus dining halls and university farms. This process diverts nearly 10,000 tons of material from landfills and wastewater facilities.

Montgomery County CC Introduces Wind Turbines

(U.S.): Dedicated on behalf of Earth Day were four 25-foot, vertical axis, 1-kilowatt wind turbines, which provide enough electrical output to power LED lights in one of the campus' parking lots.

UC Riverside Installs Off Grid Solar Power

(U.S.): Bringing the university closer toward its carbon neutrality goals, the 13 solar charging cafe-style tables have recently been installed across campus and provide the campus community with a vehicle to charge the growing number of handheld electronic devices and laptops.

Cornell U to Install a 2MW Photovoltaic Array

The university's largest solar endeavor, the two-megawatt solar electric system will include 6,500-plus panels, 10 of which will be designated for academic use allowing students physical access to manipulate the panels and access to the web-based dashboard monitoring software.

North Carolina State U Student Improves Lab Energy Efficiency

Each Friday an intern with the university's Energy Management combs energy intensive labs across campus to close fume hoods or reduce the opening and leaves a reminder card to users indicating such.

U Maryland Panhellenic Receives $4K for Energy Efficiency

Allowing the building to stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, the university's Fraternity and Sorority Life housing coordinator applied for the grant to install the ceramic glazing on the windows of a Panhellenic chapter house as a pilot program.

U Kansas Initiates Grading System for Energy Efficiency

After energy competitions proved less than desired, the university implemented a new green grading system targeting behavioral changes to reduce the amount of energy that is consumed in 39 main campus buildings.

U Florida to Install Three Solar Charging Stations

Spearheaded through the university's Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the soon to be installed, clean energy charging stations will have USB ports and the capacity to charge the equivalent of one and a half laptops at a time.

U Colorado Boulder Completes 290KW Photovoltaic Array

The newly commissioned 290-kilowatt solar electric system on the main campus' sports arena will help the university meet its short-term goal of powering the campus with clean energy by reducing demand for grid electricity and cost while also fulfilling part of its long-term goal for a carbon-neutral campus.

Colorado State U Selected for Renewable Power-Purchase Program

The city of Fort Collins has selected the university to be a part of a 20-year solar electricity system agreement, stemming from a state mandate requiring utilities to generate 10 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

Lake Land College to Construct 200KW Photovoltaic Array

The college's Board of Trustees recently approved a contract for the construction of two solar arrays totaling 200-kilowatts. During the same meeting, they approved the bylaws for a new renewable energy student club.

Solano CC Introduces 2.8MW of Solar Energy

The Solano Community College District recently commissioned three systems totaling 2.8 mega-watts, which is estimated to contribute approximately half of the energy that the three-school district currently uses.

St. Petersburg College Installs 100KW Photovoltaic System

Made possible by a $516,000 Duke Energy Florida SunSense Schools program, the 100-kilowatts are divided between two university campuses, and the campus community can monitor hourly performance of the systems.

California State U Stanislaus to Install Photovoltaic Panels

With a desire to increase clean energy sources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and comply with state legislation, the new solar electric panels will produce approximately 34,800 kilowatt-hours to augment energy for the university's irrigation and storm pumps.

Towson U Pilots Outdoor Solar Table

The newly installed solar charging stations are located in several areas around campus to create a convenient way for students to recharge their devices using clean, renewable energy.

Clarkson U Pilots Energy Usage Monitoring

(United States): In an effort to examine whether data-driven energy decisions can reduce expenses in living facilities across campus, real-time data monitoring and displays have been installed for electricity and water in select student apartments.

Edinburgh College Hosts Renewable Energy Laboratory

(Scotland): The college campus houses a fleet of electric vehicles, student-made charging locations, a new solar meadow site featuring 2,560 solar electric panels and a lab for testing tidal energy.

Marathwada Institute of Technology Connects 100KW Solar System

(India): Attempting to maximize non-conventional forms of energy for financial stability and add to co-curricular programming, the 100-kilowatt system is projected to diminish demand of energy generated by traditional sources by 30 percent.

North Carolina State U Completes Boiler Efficiency Upgrade

(United States): The final phase of a $61 million performance contract allowed for the installation of two boilers that improved the heating system efficiency from 68 to 82 percent.

Stella Maris College Installs 50KW Solar System

(India): Aligned with the state government's solar policy, mandating colleges to construct renewable energy, the college's new 50-kilowatt, 200 panel system will provide six percent of the school's current energy use.

New Mexico State U Approves Performance Contract

Legislation that phases out T12 fluorescent lamps was the impetus for the newly signed contract, which allows the university to improve 46 buildings through interior and exterior lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

Stanford U to Install Multi-Megawatt Solar Energy Project

Spearheaded by the university's Office of Sustainability, the recently approved project calls for solar panels on a parking structure and 12 other campus buildings, which will increase the percentage of photovoltaic-derived energy from one to 10 percent and enable student participation and experiential learning and research.

Ball State U to Shut Down Coal-Fired Boilers

The university is preparing for a March closure for four boilers to prevent costly upgrades mandated by the Clean Air Act. The university is in process of installing a large geothermal system, what the U.S. Department of Energy is calling the "nation's largest geothermal heating and cooling system, and continues to operate three natural-gas-fired boilers.

Harvard U Debuts Thermal Biomass System

Using sustainably-harvested wood from its 3,700-acre Harvard Forest, the new, high-efficiency boilers provide heat to five nearby buildings. University researchers are studying the greenhouse gas emission impacts of using the sustainably-harvested wood from their managed forest, expecting carbon emissions to go down.

North Carolina State U Begins Collection of Used Oil

A recent partnership between University Housing and the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling resulted in Cease the Grease, an effort to collect used cooking oil from two residential areas, which will then be converted into biodiesel fuel.

U North Carolina System Students Ask for 100% Clean Energy

As a result of the Student Energy Network conference, a resolution document gaining endorsement stipulates that Duke Energy will provide 100 percent renewable energy to all University of North Carolina campuses by 2050.

Four Virginia Colleges Announce 100% Renewable Electricity

Coordinated by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, Hollins University, Emory & Henry College, Lynchburg College, Randolph College and Sweet Briar College have entered into agreements to provide the schools with electricity produced from landfill gas.

Oklahoma State U Saves $30M Through Energy Efficiency

Since 2007, the university recently announced that through its behavior-based energy conservation program the five university campuses have exceeded the target savings goal by $10 million.

Stonehill College to Construct 2.7MW Solar Farm

The new contract for a 15-acre, 2.7-megawatt photovoltaic array will offset the university's carbon emissions, save money, help build a culture of sustainability on campus, and is tied in with the college’s Catholic ethos.

U California Riverside to Install 3MW Solar System

Supporting the system-wide University Policy on Sustainable Practices, which calls on each campus to contribute to the production of up to 10-megawatts of on-site renewable power by 2014, the university will install the three-megawatt, 10-acre system in summer 2014.

Austin Peay State U Installs Solar Picnic Tables

Expanding its use of renewable energy, the university recently added the electrified tables for the campus community to be able to charge electronics in an environmentally-friendly way.

Columbia-Greene CC Connects 200kW Photovoltaic Array

The recent installation of the 200-kilowatt solar system is projected to supply up to approximately 30 percent of the campus' electric power demand.

Aalto U Otaniemi Uses Remote Management for Energy Efficiency

(Finland): Using about 10,000 data points on electricity, heat and water consumption, indoor temperatures, and humidity, the management system allows for evaluation and control.

U California Merced to Double Solar Electricity

In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2020, the university recently announced plans to double its photovoltaic installations from one megawatt to two megawatts using 11 campus buildings and the chancellor's residence.