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University of New Hampshire Earns AASHE’s Top Sustainability Ranking

University of New Hampshire Earns AASHE’s Top Sustainability Ranking

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has bolstered its long-standing reputation as a sustainability leader by earning the highest possible rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE was founded in 2005 to foster global sustainability within higher education institutions, leading to an “ecologically

Net Zero Energy Buildings

Net Zero Energy Design Challenges & Innovations

Zeroing in on energy: Planned buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than they burn The Post and Courier, September 3, 2017 Every hour, the sun beams more energy onto Earth than it needs to satisfy global energy requirements for an entire year, according to National Geographic and other sources. Of course, harnessing

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Connecticut Brewery Plans Expansion with an Eye on Efficiency

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits Two Roads Brewing Co. is expanding its Stratford, Connecticut, operation with a focus on energy efficiency. The craft brewery has purchased 2.5 acres adjacent to its campus to build a separate facility for production of fruit-based sours and barrel-aged beverages without risk of cross-contamination. Construction of the 25,000-square-foot facility is

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University Saves Energy with State-of-the-Art Science Building

University Science Building saves $1.2 million in annual energy costs while maintaining environmental safety ventilation requirements Analytika, April 13, 2015 This university Science and Engineering Building (SEB) is a 130,000 square foot state-of-the-art nanotechnology research facility. It houses class-10, class-100, and class-1,000 cleanrooms, offices and classrooms. The Challenge The University has a goal to reduce

Vertical farming

Vertical Farming Could Break Cycle of Sustainability Threats

High times: Vertical farming is on the rise — but can it save the planet? Salon, September 25, 2016 Farming as we know it is failing. Mom-and-pop operations are struggling to survive and Big Ag cares far more about its bottom line than about your health, or the health of the planet. Ecologists, anti-GMO activists, even

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10 Hospitals Recognized for Energy Efficiency

Top 10 Energy efficient hospitals in the world Energy Digital, December 2, 2015. Image credit: DarkoStojanovik For modern hospitals, sustainability is a paradox. On the one hand, climate change and pollution present serious public health risks, and reducing them would lower the strain on hospital resources. At the same time, hospitals consume large amounts of energy

Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio Promotes Smart Energy Solutions

On-Campus Initiatives at BW Save Energy while Reducing University’s Carbon Footprint Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio, April 15, 2015 Nearly a decade ago, Baldwin Wallace University in the Cleveland suburb of Berea, Ohio, became the first campus in that state to feature a student residence hall that exclusively used geothermal energy for heating and cooling.

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College Part of Innovative Energy Efficiency Project

Initiative Expected to Deliver More Than $580,000 in Lifetime Energy Savings to College Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, April 14, 2015 The nation’s oldest women’s college also happens to be one of the most energy conscious among private higher-education institutions. Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, is part of an innovative energy-efficiency project

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