International Islamic U turns to Solar Energy

(Islambad): Through the installation of photovoltaic panels, the university will provide 10 megawatts of electricity to power the main campus, and will sell excess energy to increase revenue for the campus.

Smith College Trustees Approve Sustainable Investments Fund

(U.S.): A unanimous approval from the board of a $1 million investment will drive sustainable strategies on the campus to address climate change such as improving energy efficiency at the co-generation plant.

Syracuse U Purchases Green Power

(U.S.): The university has partnered with Renewable Choice Energy to provide green power, which will offset 35 percent of the campus’ total electricity consumption, an increase over previous years.

U Copenhagen Met Climate Goals from 2008

(Denmark): The university reached their goal to reduce carbon emissions originally set in 2008 through energy efficiency investments. The university announced that carbon-dioxide emissions are down 28.8% and energy consumption per student/employee is down 20.4% on 2006 levels. The university plans to set new sustainability goals to be released later this year.

U Glasgow Scientists Find Clean Energy Opportunity

(U.K.): University scientists recently reported a new production of removing hydrogen from water that could lead to an era of cheap, clean and renewable energy, according to the institution. This new production allows the hydrogen bond to be burned without a negative impact on the environment.

U Iowa to Use Grass for Biofuel

(U.S.): By 2020, the university wants to have 40 percent of its energy derived from renewable sources with efforts such as a reduction in the amount of coal burned through a new pilot program of burning a specific type of tall grass.

Colleges Introduce Renewable Energy Program

Calhoun Community College and Drake State Technical College recently began offering classes to teach renewable energy skills and increase job opportunities.

La Consolacion College Manila Expands Clean Energy Options

The college recently installed solar panels to increase renewable energy use and revert surplus electricity from the panels back to the grid to offset the equivalent amount of its power bill.

Three Institutions Support Expansion of Pittsburgh 2030 Program

This sustainable program recently expanded into Oakland, PA thanks to Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and others toward 50 percent reductions in energy consumption, water use and transportation emissions by the year 2030.

U Albany Launches Sustainability Campaign

New green initiatives at the university began recently including an effort to reduce electricity use around the campus, provide water through a water refill station to students and faculty and the implementation of a new ZipCar service.

U California to Increase Solar Energy Power

The university announced a purchase of solar panels that will increase clean energy options and contribute toward carbon neutrality efforts.

Colorado State U Get Solar Panels

In order to increase solar energy, the university recently installed panels to increase the amount of sustainable energy 6,600 kilowatts with the ability to power approximately 1,200 homes to benefit the institution and the surrounding community.

Institutions Boost Sustainability Movement

U.S. News: Colleges and universities lead the charge to increase renewable energy efforts such as green residency buildings, clean energy courses and upgrades to promote fuel efficiency.

Yale U Introduces New Sustainability Initiatives

In order to boost clean energy efforts, the university plans to invest funds to improve energy consumption, introduce carbon pricing to meet climate change objectives, install solar panels, adopt third-party verification of our campus greenhouse gas inventory, green innovation fellowships and the re-evaluation of the current university Sustainability Strategic Plan.

Lane CC Identifies Energy Efficient Projects

The Energy Carryover Fund, the college’s green revolving fund, was created in 2006 with an allocation of $165,585 from surplus funds in the utilities budget to help the college meet their sustainability goals and formalize a process to identify energy efficiency projects. The fund averages 22.9 percent and has achieved a total of $113,087 in savings to date.

Princeton U Starts Light Efficiency Upgrade

As part of its Facilities Organization project, the university started to convert over 100,000 light fixtures to light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs across the campus this past July, and is expected to be completed by December 2016 to contribute as much as a 15 percent reduction in carbon emissions as outlined by the Princeton Sustainability Plan to 1990 levels by 2020.

Triton College Installs Solar Panels

The college recently installed 54 panels to promote clean energy to supplement power to one of its buildings thanks to a grant from Illinois Green Economy Network and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

California CC Boosts Clean Energy Projects through Tax Benefits

(U.S.): Clean energy tax benefits have spurred infrastructure upgrades, green job training efforts, and 313 additional projects that promote sustainability. Cumulatively, these efforts are estimated to save $4.6 million annually and reduce energy use by the equivalent of 2.9 million gallons of gasoline.

Middlebury College Gets Solar Power

(U.S.): The 500-kilowatt photovoltaic system now provides power to the college as part of its commitment to reach carbon neutrality.

U Queensland to Open Solar Research Facility

(Australia): In order to diversify its fuel source and become more environmentally friendly, the university plans to operate a 3.275-megawatt solar research facility on nearly 25-acres.

Colorado State U Adds Solar Panels to Buildings

Through a partnership with the City of Fort Collins and Namaste Solar, the university will see new solar panels installed this fall through early 2015 to increase clean energy supply and provide power to local homes and businesses, including buildings on the university’s campus.

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 192,000 average American homes annually.

Everglades U Expands Solar Energy Program [Video]

The university recently completed construction on its new solar energy teaching lab to teach students in construction, management and policy about renewable energy technologies’ potential impact on the future.

Kent State U Installs Energy Efficient Lighting

To meet criteria of campus-wide energy goals, this summer the university retrofitted its main campus with 104 new energy-efficient fixtures, which is anticipated to save $10,000 a year.

Lewis and Clark CC Raises Solar Panels

With funding from the Illinois Green Economy and students, the new solar panels are projected to produce approximately 17,000-kilowatts of electricity annually, contributing to the college’s 2058 carbon neutrality goal.

10 Chicago Institutions Commit to Reduce Energy Use

The ten schools that recently signed onto the Retrofit Chicago’s Commercial Buildings Initiative, which commits to a 20 percent energy reduction, are City Colleges of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, School of the Art Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Chicago.

Dartmouth College Purchases Energy Credits

Part of an ongoing $16 million grant to improve campus sustainability, the college’s newly installed windows and light fixtures and $50,000 of clean energy credits, equal to 7.3-million kilowatt-hours of energy, has helped the community earn recognition as a Green Power Community by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

U Texas Completes Solar Charging Stations

As part of its mission to support environmental-conscious campus initiatives, the university recently hooked up two new charging stations that convert solar energy into electricity and can charge up to six cell phones, laptops or electrical bikes at a time.

Western Nevada College Completes 180KW Solar Install

Expanding its use of clean energy to aid in greenhouse gas reductions, the college recently completed the 180-kilowatt project.

ELECTRI Green Energy Challenge Names Three Finalist Teams

ELECTRI International’s annual student competition has identified Colorado State University, Iowa State University and San Diego State University for the 2014 competition, which asked teams to select a student use facility, conduct an energy audit of the building's power and lighting systems, and design and propose a retrofit for both.

Hagerstown CC Adds Wind Turbine

The newly installed 5-kilowatt wind turbine will supplement the college's program in alternative energy.

Ohio State U to Use Solar Energy

A recently started installation of a 101-kilowatt photovoltaic array atop the the university's recreation center is expected to save money and diversify its energy portfolio with clean energy.

Okehampton College Wins Green Energy Performance

(U.K.): The college's recent entry into the British Gas Generation Green Energy Performance won first prize of 150,000 pounds ($256,000) due to the specially commissioned dance floor, which captures the energy created by students’ dance steps and converts it to electricity.

St. Joseph's College for Women Installed Rooftop Solar

(India): The college's new photovoltaic system sets a precedent for the region to make renewable and alternative energy sources of energy a priority.

Haverford College Releases Online Dashboard

With the release of the new, online-accessible system, the college hopes to reduce electricity usage by allowing visitors to track real-time electricity usage on a daily, weekly and yearly basis in 14 campus buildings.

Antioch College Receives 'OK' on 1MW Photovoltaic Array

The town's Planning Commission recently approved the college's 1-megawatt solar-electricity array, which coupled with the two geothermal heating and cooling systems would provide 100 percent of the college's power needs.

Flint Hills Technical College to Add Solar

Adding to the college's geothermal system and wind turbine, the college recently began installation of solar electric panels in a move toward increased energy independence, monitoring from which will be incorporated into appropriate courses.

Old Dominion U Erects Solar Panel Array

In the face of declining fossil fuels, the university installed the new 600-panel photovoltaic system on the university's student recreation center, which will provide electricity back to the electrical grid. Energy information from the system will be available via two campus kiosks.

North Central College Completes Lighting Retrofit

With the help of a $26,000 grant, the new LED lighting in the college's athletic facilities allows for monetary and maintenance cost savings, which an accounting class helped calculate.

Santa Monica College Finishes Lighting Retrofit

Also reducing the school's carbon footprint and contributing to campus safety, the newly completed campus-wide lighting and energy upgrade will reduce lighting-related energy consumption by 40 percent and features the installation of controllable LED gym fixtures.

U North Carolina Asheville to Add Solar Panels

Its first large-scale and visible renewable energy project, this summer the university is adding 112 photovoltaic panels, totaling a 26-kilowatt grid-tied system, because of a donation from a private solar developer in North Carolina.

Colorado College Stokes Solar Partnership Discussion

After student-led protests due to a cease agreement on a two-megawatt photovoltaic array, the college has re-engaged in talks to meet carbon neutrality goals of the school and surrounding community.

Partnership Brings Solar Energy to Two D.C. Universities

In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, George Washington University has teamed up with American University and the GW University Hospital in a 20-year contract to build a 52-megawatt solar farm supplied by Duke Energy Renewables.

Northampton CC to Install Solar Panels

(U.S.): The college's new campus, which uses ground source heating and cooling, will use photovoltaics to supply approximately 80 percent of its power.

Emory U to Install 295KW of Solar Electricity

Selected by Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative to help spur economic growth in the renewables market, a series of low-profile, roof-mounted solar panels totaling 295-kilowatts will be installed on three campus buildings.

Knox College Transitions to Renewable Energy

After the college's energy contract ended and the Presidential Task Force on Sustainability suggested renewable energy be the focus of a new contract, the college signed a new one-year agreement that will provide the college with 100 percent renewable energy.

Southwestern Illinois College Partners on 137KW Solar System

The college recently partnered with a local solar installer on two solar systems, a roof-mounted system and a awning-mounted system, which total 137-kilowatts, and is projected to offset three percent of the school's energy costs annually.

Arizona State U Completes Solar Shade Structure

Costing the university $5.825 million to complete, the new photovoltaic installation, at the center of campus, is functional, adds aesthetic value to campus, and contributes to the university's carbon reduction goals.

Foundation U to Connect 140 Photovoltaic Panels

(Philippines): The current solar electricity initiative is projected to save 30 percent of the current electricity costs, and contribute to the university's sustainability and serve as a teaching tool.

Jordan U Science and Technology Signs 2MW Wind Power Agreement

(Jordan): In this recently signed joint agreement, the 2-megawatt wind energy project will be led by the university and installed on the Irbid campus.