SUNY ESF is First College in the State to Pledge Zero Plastic

This article was originally published on on March 3, 2020. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the first college in New York state and the third in the nation to sign the #breakfreefromplastic campus pledge, committing to develop a roadmap to a plastic-free campus by 2025. This pledge was developed […]

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Healthy Buildings, Healthy People

Harvard strengthens ‘living laboratory’ to help mitigate climate impact Harvard Gazette, October 6, 2016 Healthy buildings and clean air keep people healthy. That simple premise is driving a series of studies being conducted by Harvard researchers, some of which have gathered insights from University dorms and office buildings. It is part of a multiyear partnership […]

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Keene State College Makes Sustainability Strides with Carbon-Neutral Biofuel

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits New Hampshire’s Keene State College (KSC) this week became the country’s first college or university to use recycled vegetable oil to heat buildings on its campus. The carbon-neutral purified waste oil comes from a local supplier and is used to heat 36% of the campus. The college is also looking […]

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Fresno State Facilities Management Leads the (Green) Charge

Katie Robinson, ERS, for Zondits The facilities management division of California State University, Fresno, understands that sustainable practices can start right on their own campus. In order to inspire their students and set an example for the community, Fresno State practices what they preach with their major efficiency renovations throughout the campus. Most notably, their […]


Penn State is Using Automated Controls to Reduce GHG Emissions

Penn State uses digital building automation systems to boost sustainability Penn State News, August 11, 2015. Image credit: drocpsu Since Penn State has 20.5 million square feet of building space at University Park campus alone, the building automation systems are a major component of the University’s overall energy reduction and conservation efforts. The automated controls have […]

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Campus Initiative at Ohio University Incorporates Green Building Designs

So far, 80% of the waste generated on the construction site has been recycled Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, April 15, 2015. Image credit: User:Ed! Over two years in the making, Phase I of Ohio University’s ambitious Housing Development Plan is slated to be complete this summer. An initiative designed to improve the residential experience and the […]