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Friday, November 11 2016

Maybe it’s the nature of the “new”: Although the renewable energy movement has been gathering momentum for several decades now, it’s still the young citizens who are primarily transforming the industry, and pushing for greater innovation and higher adoption rates...

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Wednesday, October 26 2016

The Energizing Student Potential (ESP) program, an initiative focused on bringing STEM education to students in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana, has expanded to serve students and educators in over 49 new schools and 35 returning schools after its successful inaugural implementation last year. The education initiative was formed through the collaboration between six major energy companies that serve the area...

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Wednesday, July 22 2015

Robots in the classroom. Science-infused artwork. Digital storytelling. Teachers will learn how to make their classrooms more exciting by adding the arts to STEM to produce STEAM (science, technology, arts, engineering and math) during “STEAMing It Up,” a one-day conference at Northern Illinois University’s Gabel Hall, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3...

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Wednesday, July 08 2015

A former Cary-Grove High School teacher is among the 108 mathematics and science teachers who were named as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching by President Obama on Wednesday...

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Friday, June 26 2015

Today ComEd kicked off the first-of-its-kind Icebox Derby competition with 30 teen girls from across Chicagoland who will work in teams to transform recycled refrigerators into electric racecars. On August 15, the teams will put their cars to the test in a head-to-head race with their fellow Icebox Derby Racers to take home the STEM Cup, scholarship money and other prizes...

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Thursday, March 19 2015

Saturday, March 14 was the Pi Day of the century, and it also marked one of the best performances by a Niles West Science Olympiad team in almost a decade. The Niles West team medaled in 15 out of 23 events, receiving fifth place at the Regional competition held on March 14 at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL. The Wolves have qualified for the State competition held at the University of Illinois on April 18...

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Monday, February 16 2015

In honor of Black History Month, ComEd is partnering with The Remix Project Chicago to launch its “Power of Possibilities” campaign. This campaign will help Chicago-area youth discover how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can unlock the possibilities of achieving a career in any industry...

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Monday, January 12 2015

Niles West student Reyvin Reyes was selected as one of the Intel Science Talent Search (STS) Semifinalists for his research project on the Synthesis of Colicin M Using Cell-Free Protein Synthesis. Reyes is a research student in D219’s unique research course, STEM Inquiry and Research (SIR). SIR instructors from Niles West, Ruth Gleicher and JulieAnn Villa, and Northwestern University mentor, Benjamin Des Soye...

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Wednesday, August 07 2013

Next year, 200 elementary and middle school students from Indian Prairie District 204 and other west suburban school districts will work in labs designed by their teachers and staff at Aurora University, along with scientists and business people from the likes of Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, Caterpillar, Waste Management, Nicor Gas and Tellabs...

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Tuesday, July 30 2013

A new set of science education standards that stresses hands-on learning over the memorization of facts is expected to be considered by the State Board of Education later this year...

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Tuesday, July 09 2013

The global economy has “flattened” the world. A new self-reliant workforce of problem-solvers, innovators and critical thinkers drive innovation through a proficiency in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Students need more than traditional content knowledge and study skills to make it in today’s workforce; this change in teaching and learning affects how facilities are designed....

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Tuesday, February 19 2013

Even though Illinois has several top engineering schools, it comes up short in the amount of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, graduates it produces....

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Tuesday, December 11 2012

The Urbana-Champaign Senate has unanimously approved a proposal to create a Center for a Sustainable Environment, an umbrella organization that will lead campus environmental groups, academic units and the Office of Sustainability. The university will cover $450,000 annually for the center, with additional funding coming from the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund...

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Thursday, December 06 2012

School environments play an important role in the health and academic success of children. Children spend 90% of their time indoors and much of that time is spent in school. Unhealthy school environments can affect children’s health, attendance, concentration, and performance, as well as lead to expensive, time-consuming cleanup and remediation activities. To foster children’s health and academic achievement, healthy school environments should be addressed and integrated within the education system...

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Friday, October 26 2012

Two educational institutions in Michigan and one in Ohio are including energy-efficiency training as part of their energy efforts.Clinton-Massie Local School District in Clarksville, Ohio, will implement an energy conservation project with help from Energy Optimizers...

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Thursday, September 13 2012

Like many of us who were children more than 30 years ago, Judy Wherry, principal of an environmentally themed LEED Platinum public school in Ontario, spent much of her childhood roaming in nature. "We saw the seasons change, and what came along with that, the snakes and bugs and birds," she says. But over the years, as a teacher and then as a principal, Wherry has observed a shift in how and where children spend their time. "Children have lost the connection with nature," she says...

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Tuesday, July 17 2012

A professor and head of chemistry at the university has received a $390,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to test methods of coating solar panel films using nanoparticles from a chemical group called metal chalcogenides. The inexpensive films could be wrapped over everything from vehicles to buildings to gain maximum sunshine exposure and produce electricity...

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Tuesday, July 10 2012

Sixteen-year-old Evergreen Park native K’Maja Bell offered an exclusive glimpse into a new e-book about the cosmos at the nation’s yearly gathering of the American Astronomical Society...

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Monday, July 09 2012

As college graduates explore the workforce, they must not only contend with rising debt from student loans but high jobless rates as well. Yet the still-growing field of renewable energy is an engine of job growth, creating new positions in every corner of the world – including Oregon and Washington, where a partnership between Columbia Gorge Community College and Focus the Nation highlights the renewable energy workforce as a driving factor in rural economic development...

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Tuesday, July 03 2012

Starting in fall 2012, the university will offer a new Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in urban sustainability and a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs in sustainable management and policy. At the undergraduate level, students will learn the principles of sustainability, sustainable management, environmental justice and green technologies. At the graduate level, students will take courses in areas including urban sustainability, environmental conflict resolution, cost-benefit analysis, and natural resource management...

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Tuesday, June 26 2012

Home to a number of centers and classrooms, the newest building on the university’s Lake Shore Campus includes a high performance exterior enclosure, in-slab radiant heating and cooling, and an atrium that passively induces natural stack-effect ventilation. Cuneo Hall is seeking LEED Gold certification...

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Friday, June 22 2012

After months of counting, sorting, and collecting beverage containers in what St. Cornelius School's principal called a "dungeon" in the convent basement, the school has won a $50,000 grand prize for green improvements...

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Thursday, June 21 2012

School districts across the country are turning to solar power to cut their electricity costs. With the money they're saving, they are able to retain more teachers and programs in the face of budget cuts. As a bonus, some schools are using solar installations to teach kids about renewable energy...

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Thursday, June 14 2012

During the study, the students had to repeatedly take various standardized performance and concentration tests, such as Brickenkamp's d2 test of attention (see below for details). The test results were compared for biologically effective light in relation to conventional lighting. Students working under biologically-optimized classroom lighting achieved better results than the comparison group in standardized tests for concentration ability, and their performance speed also increased...

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Wednesday, June 13 2012

"You might not see it in person, but climate's changing just the same," sings University of Chicago geophysical sciences assistant professor Dorian Abbot in a new music video that is a ZZ Top-influenced Chicago rendition of last year's "I'm a Climate Scientist." Abbot collaborated with two other climate scientists at the university to capture the importance of the issue with humor. "We are so concerned about issues on global climate change that we are willing to make absolute fools of ourselves," said professor David Archer, who also appears in the video...

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Tuesday, June 12 2012

Students have partnered with the university’s Office of Sustainability, Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities staff to launch a Green Event Certification program. The aim of the program is to encourage student organizations to reduce the environmental impacts of on-campus events...

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Monday, June 11 2012

Students, scientists and researchers in the Chicago area have a new outlet to delve into supercomputing, green energy, the human genome and other hot topics, and to work with manufacturers to try to put the ideas into action...

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Wednesday, May 30 2012

Students from the Lemont-based science program Project Infinite Green will be featured Monday morning on Fox Chicago News. The program's seventh-and eighth-grade students will appear at 9:20 a.m. to discuss their recent presentation of sustainable energy plans to members of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Caucus in Washington D.C...

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Tuesday, May 08 2012

News from SEDAC

 

Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire has been awarded an inaugural Emerald award in recognition of their outstanding energy conservation and sustainability efforts in the Existing Building category.  They will be presented with the award at the USGBC Illinois Chapter's Limelight event on May 10, 2012.

 

SEDAC performed a specialized energy assessment for the high school in collaboration with the design firm CannonDesign. The assessment identified $344,000 in annual energy cost savings or 2.2 million kWh and 18,000 therm savings for the school. The school adopted many of the recommendations and Cannon Design used the energy assessment in their submittal for LEED EB Status. SEDAC continues to work with Stevenson High School as part of the Public Sector Retro-Commissioning Program. The school's retro-commissioning recommendations alone are expected to save 1 million kWh or $90,000 annually with a payback of about 6 months.

 

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Tuesday, May 08 2012

In addition to user-powered fitness bikes and reuse/swap/donation options for its older fitness machines and athletic uniforms, the university's Ratner Athletics Center is working with Facilities Services to implement energy conservation lighting and recalibrate and balance its ventilation system...

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Monday, May 07 2012

With a life-long love of science, Aurora's Courtney Gras, a junior engineering student at the University of Akron, helped come up with a unique energy-saving idea. She calls it "the first all-in-one energy management system for batteries. This product prevents liability and extends reliability in large-scale battery packs for alternative energy applications," she explained...

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Tuesday, April 24 2012

Two Chicago public schools - one a neighborhood school, the other a charter - were among 78 across the country named Monday as the first nationally-recognized "Green Ribbon Schools.'' Waters Elementary in Lincoln Square and the Academy for Global Citizenship Charter School in Garfield Ridge...

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Monday, April 23 2012

Middle school and high school students in Illinois will soon learn all about wind energy as part of their daily school lessons. Six middle and high schools have been chosen from a statewide application process to participate in Illinois Wind for Schools (ILWFS), which is being put on by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs and the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University...

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Thursday, April 19 2012

A green school offers a healthful environment conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money. Getting new and existing schools to deliver these results is an imperative that cannot be overlooked, but often those responsible for creating, planning, building and maintaining sustainable schools don’t know where to begin...

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Tuesday, April 17 2012

 SustainU, a leading producer of made in the USA, 100% recycled clothing, today announced the start of its 2012 oneShirt Challenge, the nation’s largest collegiate clothing drive.

“We are very excited for our second year of the oneShirt Challenge and to help students and their communities become more aware of the benefits of textile recycling,” said Chris Yura, CEO and founder of SustainU. “It is important for future generations that we be creative in the use of all available resources. Many people don’t know that recycling and donating clothing can help support job training programs as well as divert billions of tons of waste from our landfills each year...”

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Tuesday, April 03 2012

As the New School (New York) constructs its new University Center, students in this semester’s "Displaying Sustainable Buildings" course are working on ways to present the building's green features in a way that will influence user behaviors. The students are thinking beyond data streams that track the building's energy and water use to "reactive design" features like lighting fixtures that highlight the fact that they are LEDs or faucets that draw attention to the water that is being used...

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Friday, March 30 2012

Project planners at the Urbana-Champaign-based campus decided to seek LEED-Platinum certification for the $62-million, 160,000-sq-ft project, a designation the completed facility earned by virtue of displacement ventilation, triple-glazed windows and a 4,000-sq-ft photovoltaic array perched atop its roof, among numerous other sustainable components...

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Sunday, March 25 2012

Green initiatives are nothing new at Chicago area schools, but their advancement has taken a new turn. Ecology and recycling clubs, with newspaper drives and waste-free lunches, have morphed into sophisticated Energy Ambassador programs where school gardens, solar power and wind turbines are part of everyday environmentalism...

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Friday, March 23 2012

The economic downturn has slowed the pace of school construction and renovation in many communities, but for those institutions that have acquired the money needed to carry out facility projects, many have run the numbers and concluded that sustainable design and construction strategies are the best way to provide their constituents with an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient building that will last a long time...

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Saturday, March 10 2012

The University of Chicago's (IL) Facilities Services has instituted a bottled water policy that eliminates bottled water in all departmental buildings, meetings and events. The university has also partnered with a new water supplier to perform a university-wide assessment for transitioning bottled water coolers to sustainable water delivery systems including filtration systems...

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Friday, March 09 2012

Students in an "Environment, Agriculture, and Food: Economic and Policy Analysis" course at the University of Chicago (IL) are partnering with restaurant owners to create a green certification program for Chicago restaurants. Students have begun by reviewing existing building and operating standards for restaurants in the area, as well as existing green certifications for industries such as buildings, hotels and businesses. Students are acting as advisors to the Chicago Green Restaurant Coalition...

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Thursday, March 08 2012

Illinois State University’s Department of Management and Quantitative Methods has announced a new minor in business environment and sustainability. The program is designed to help organizations hire trained and competent professionals to champion sustainability initiatives within the organization. Course subjects will include foundations in sustainability, environmental systems and social systems...

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Tuesday, February 28 2012

Developed from a student project in a "Sustainability and the Campus" course, the University of Michigan has unveiled an interactive map with information on sustainable sites and programs located on campus. Highlighting LEED buildings, campus improvement sites, academic programs and event locations, the map allows users to customize their search by selecting the categories they are most interested in...

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Tuesday, February 21 2012

Students are challenging their faculty to develop creative solutions to the world’s environmental sustainability crisis, reports a recent Huffington Post story. Focusing on the growth of environmental studies programs at U.S. universities, the article says that "more and more students are coming into our colleges with an intuitive and profound understanding of the changing nature of the planet." New academic programs at New York institutions including Columbia University, the New School and Bard College are profiled for their efforts to satisfy students' search for "new approaches to economic life that will permit the material comfort they have grown up with, while keeping the planet intact..."

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Tuesday, February 21 2012

The University of Michigan has partnered with DTE Energy to establish the Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge. The program provides student teams interested in clean energy entrepreneurship the education, mentorship and resources to accelerate their ideas forward. Sixteen student teams from six universities statewide have been selected to present their business ideas and will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes. The competition is part of a national effort to encourage young entrepreneurs to develop renewable energy solutions through President Obama’s Startup America campaign...

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Tuesday, February 14 2012

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been named the most energy-efficient four-year campus in the University of Wisconsin system during the 2010-2011 academic year. Energy efficiency was measured by the number of British thermal units (Btu) of fossil fuels, electricity and overall energy used per gross square foot. "Increasing energy efficiency is truly a campus commitment," says Michael Stifter, director of facilities management at UW-River Falls. "Fortunately we also have some good projects in mind, so I don't see us resting on our laurels..."

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Tuesday, February 07 2012

The University of Chicago (IL) has announced an enhanced focus on campus-wide energy efficiency upgrades in 2012. Lighting changes and adjustments to heating and cooling systems are underway in several campus buildings and a total of 16 buildings will be retro-commissioned. An additional 19 buildings are in line for energy efficiency upgrades immediately afterwards. A $2.5 million grant is helping fund the projects...

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Tuesday, January 31 2012

A team of University of Notre Dame (IN) researchers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy have developed a type of paint that can generate electricity upon exposure to light. The paint’s semiconductors absorb light and generate charge carriers that are tapped in photovoltaic cells. Researchers will continue to work to develop the paint into a product with competitive efficiency and stability. "So far what we've shown is a proof of concept, which is only the first of a four-phase step in scientific discovery," Professor Prashant Kamat  said. "We need to boost the paint's efficiency to more than five percent, but the external funding support and the research progress will determine the duration of product development..."

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Monday, January 30 2012

Students in more than 116 schools across the U.S. are competing to reduce their electricity consumption by participating in the 2012 national Green Cup Challenge® (GCC) during peak winter energy usage, Jan. 18 to Feb. 15. (New York City and Chicago will launch separate Challenges on March 2). The national Challenge, now in its fifth year, is a project of the non-profit Green Schools Alliance (GSA), and is designed to raise awareness about energy conservation and provide concrete action towards reduction...

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Tuesday, January 17 2012

NEV next to truck.jpgThe University of Chicago's (IL) Facilities Services recently added three electric vehicles to its fleet. The first Neighborhood Electric Vehicles on campus, the 100 percent-electric cars will replace two gasoline-powered trucks and a van. The department aims to invest in further green technologies. The addition of NEVs to the campus fleet is one of many steps the University is taking to make the campus more sustainable. According to Kevin Austin, the Director of Building Services for Facilities Services, “end users have to invest in and commit to a technology in order for it to survive and evolve over time...”

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Thursday, January 05 2012

Dubbed the Green Schoolhouse Series, the idea sprung from father-and-son team Marshall and Jeff Zotara, co-founders of Cause and Effect Evolutions, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based firm acting as organizer, project manager and public relations firm representing corporations and construction industry firms that have pledged financial or in-kind support for the school construction, estimated to cost more than $200 million in total...

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Thursday, December 15 2011

The U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools has named the Best of Green Schools for 2011. Institutions and individuals in 10 categories are being recognized for their efforts to create sustainable learning environments in schools and universities...

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Tuesday, December 13 2011

Honoring the People Pushing Green Schools to the Head of the ClassAs a former teacher, I've seen first-hand the transformative effect that great educational environments can have on teacher motivation, student performance and community engagement. I also know that parents are unfailingly dedicated to their children's education and will do just about anything to give their kids an advantage in life...

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Tuesday, December 06 2011

Tonight is the last night for students to apply to participate in the Clean Energy Competition for 2012. This competition has two sections: one section is open to students from Midwestern universities while the other section is open to businesses. The student-based section, known as the Student Challenge, is for teams half-composed of students. The Early Stage Competition is for companies who have already formed and are looking for more investment...

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Thursday, December 01 2011

The notion that sustainable design always means higher costs has many schools and universities hesitant to adopt green building practices. However, the decision not to go green may end up costing more in long-term operating costs...

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Thursday, October 20 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released a report titled, "Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K-12 Schools," detailing best practices for financing and installing photovoltaic (PV) systems on school buildings. The Department also applauded the director of DOE's SunShot Initiative, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, who was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) during a ceremony at the organization's annual meeting, held in Washington, D.C., October 16th and 17th.

Ramesh was elected for his contributions to the science and technology of functional complex oxide materials, which he has applied to his work advancing solar energy technologies. Membership in NAE is considered one of the highest honors in the engineering profession, and includes leaders in business, academia, and government.

Produced under the SunShot initiative—a collaborative national effort to reduce the cost of solar energy 75% to make it cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade—the report released today examines the successful development of Solar Master Plans (SMPs) for three California public school districts—Oakland, Berkeley, and West Contra Costa Unified School Districts. Installing solar energy systems on public schools can help school districts save money on their utility bills, reduce carbon emissions, support job creation, and provide students with opportunities to learn about clean energy...

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Thursday, October 20 2011

The Billion Dollar Green Challenge may have been launched just this week, but already 32 universities, Harvard and Stanford among them, have committed $65 million to investments that finance energy efficiency upgrades. Launched by the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) and 15 partner organizations...

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Monday, October 17 2011

After working on the concept for two years, School District 300, in conjunction with two other districts, is close to starting a 20-year wind turbine project. The school board is set to vote on the proposal at its Oct. 24 meeting. At Monday’s board meeting, the latest proposal by the School Wind Consortium Agency received tentative approval...

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Thursday, October 13 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the release of the second installment in a series of four 50% Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs). This latest guide will help architects, engineers, and contractors design and build highly efficient K-12 school buildings, saving taxpayer dollars. The 50% AEDG series provides a practical approach to designing schools and other major commercial building types that achieve 50% energy savings compared to the commercial building energy code used in many parts of the nation. These commercial building guides support President Obama’s goal to reduce energy use in commercial buildings 20% by 2020 and will help drive demand for energy-saving products made in the United States. The Advanced Energy Design Guide for 50% energy savings in K-12 schools is now available for download.

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Thursday, October 13 2011

blog post photoLast year, the USGBC launched its Center for Green Schools (headed by Meet the Experts speaker Rachel Gutter), which aims to make schools across the nation more sustainable on all levels, from building design to facility management to curriculum development. This summer, the center took another step forward by launching its Green Schools Fellowship, which places “sustainability officers” in public schools around the nation for paid, three-year terms...

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Wednesday, October 12 2011

Building energy modeling is a powerful tool that predicts a school facility’s energy usage. Different types of energy models are developed at various stages of a project to provide data that can verify or disprove suggested energy-efficiency measures. Education institutions should understand what an energy model can do and, more important, what the limitations of the model are at each stage of design and construction...

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Tuesday, October 11 2011

Longtime advocates of energy-conservation efforts, Stevenson High School officials will be honored this month for adopting earth-friendly architectural standards. The Lincolnshire school is the first public high school in the nation to receive gold-level certification for an existing facility from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program...

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Tuesday, October 11 2011

Connexion school daylighting solutionsNumerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of daylight on the learning environment. Enhanced student performance and mood, increased teacher and student attendance, reduced energy costs, as well as a positive effect on the environment are some of the improvements seen in school buildings that use well-planned daylighting concepts...

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Tuesday, October 11 2011

The Interdisciplinary Department of Environmental Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield seeks an assistant professor with expertise in sustainability or sustainable development. The position will teach environmental social sciences and humanities, sustainable development and introductory sustainability courses. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in sustainability, sustainable development, environmental studies, environmental science or a related field. The review of applications will begin Oct. 24, 2011...

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Tuesday, October 11 2011

AASHE has released a new database of hundreds of campus solar photovoltaic installations that reveals higher education's rapid adoption of solar. Among the notable findings is a 450 percent growth of installed solar capacity in the higher education sector over the last three years. The database enables higher education solar advocates to browse success stories at campuses of a similar type, size and location. To learn more, view additional charts and graphs, and contribute to this new resource, visit the database...

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Wednesday, October 05 2011

The University of Michigan has announced plans to invest $14 million in campus sustainability initiatives. Plans include the purchase of a fleet of 37 hybrid vehicles, a 40 percent reduction in campus waste output, an "extensive" solar array installation and a formal commitment to support local farmers and producers. The university is aiming for a 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025...

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Tuesday, October 04 2011

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has dedicated its most environmentally friendly and efficient building on campus. Sustainable features of the 191,000-square-foot academic building include passive solar design, solar panels and a green roof. The university expects to save $182,000 annually on operating costs...

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Thursday, September 22 2011

Collegiate teams featuring over 4,000 students from around the world have descended on the National Mall's West Potomac Park to showcase the highly energy efficient solar-powered houses they created for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Today's opening ceremony kicks off the biennial competition that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate houses powered by the sun that are affordable, energy efficient, attractive, and easy to live in.

"The Solar Decathlon collegiate teams are showing how clean energy products and efficient building design can help families and businesses reduce energy use and save money," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "The event challenges talented students to become pioneers of clean energy technology and helps ensure that our nation remains competitive in the workforce of tomorrow."

In addition to educating the public about how to save energy and save money, the Solar Decathlon also provides unique training to the next generation of engineers and architects. Over the last decade, the competition has prepared approximately 15,000 students to become future innovators and entrepreneurs in clean energy technology and efficient building design.

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Tuesday, September 20 2011

compost.jpgThe University of Chicago (IL) collected seven bags of compost during the recent Facilities Services Annual Picnic. By introducing composting bins for the first time, the event recycled or composted all waste with the exception of ice cream wrappers and potato chip bags...

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Tuesday, September 20 2011

The wind turbine recently installed at Copper Mountain College is just another notch in the belt for the trailblazing chief of campus facilities, Dan Cain. Cain has nurtured a series of green building projects to benefit not only the school’s energy efficiency, but also the Morongo Basin’s job market...

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Thursday, September 08 2011

ribbon cuttingThe University of Illinois at Chicago has reopened Douglas Hall after a one-year, $11.7 million renovation that will seek LEED Gold certification. Now home to the College of Business Administration, the building features geothermal wells, solar panels, automated interior lights, water savers and automated cooling/heating. The project was funded by student fees and gifts from individual and corporate donors...

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Wednesday, August 17 2011

U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Teachers Association today announced the kick-off of registration for a nationwide student contest to help families save money by saving energy at home. As part of the Obama Administration’s support for student education in science, technology, engineering, and math, America’s Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC) will engage students in elementary and middle schools across the Nation to help them learn the science of energy and make wise energy choices. This initiative aims to educate America's youth about the benefits of energy efficiency, motivate students to play a more active role in how their families use energy, and help families across the country reduce their energy bills...

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Tuesday, August 16 2011

Energy Costs at Schools With soaring energy costs and tighter budgets, New York school officials are evaluating every detail of their daily operations, like the temperature of the swimming pool and the amount of electricity the cafeteria ovens use, and are replacing energy-guzzling equipment with more efficient models. Energy consumption in New York City’s 1,245 school buildings is down roughly 11 percent since 2008, as motion detectors have been installed on classroom lights and unused refrigerators and freezers have been unplugged for the summer...

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Tuesday, August 09 2011

Illinois Central College has announced plans to offer a 12-week training course for green building professionals. The training will provide a comprehensive look at the design, construction and operation of green buildings and communities. Emphasis will be placed on the categories developed by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design. The training is sponsored by the Green Workforce Alliance. Funding for the training is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor...

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Tuesday, August 09 2011

tiny houseStudents and alumni of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University (IL) have begun construction on a Tiny House project that will serve as a display to the community. Part of a movement stemming from high energy prices and an increased interest in sustainability, the tiny zero net-energy house - with a toilet in the shower - will produce its own electricity using solar panels and collect all of its water. The tiny house movement, which emphasizes living simply and creatively using the space one has, is defined by some enthusiasts as less than 140 square feet. Construction began in the spring and the team intends to complete the home in the fall...

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Tuesday, August 02 2011

full_garden_arial .jpgThree University of Chicago (IL) departments have announced a collaboration to convert a dormant campus space into an "Avant Garden." University staff and interns volunteered to transform a large empty lot into a common space for interaction, production and innovation. Herbs and vegetables will be harvested in the space and the plants were strategically placed in locations that emphasize their aesthetic qualities...

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Tuesday, July 26 2011

DePaul University (IL) has applied for LEED Silver certification for its new $7.8 million art museum. The 15,200-square-foot building was designed to incorporate a variety of energy-efficient features including a green roof, reflective roof coatings, proximity to public transportation, water-efficient landscaping, stormwater system design and energy-efficient heating, cooling and ventilation. The museum will open to the public in September...

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Tuesday, July 12 2011

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has selected 10 projects to receive a total of $59,201 from its Green Fund this summer. The fund is a student-led initiative that assesses students a $10 green fee each semester toward projects that promote energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy and campus sustainability. The projects selected include installing recycling bins and rechargeable door openers, enhancing sustainability research and outreach efforts, and encouraging the use of locally grown foods.

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For more on Green Funding:
Green Revolving Funds: An Annuity for Sustainability

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Tuesday, July 05 2011

print sprint bracket - blog.jpgIn an effort to reduce the amount of copies and printouts, the University of Chicago (IL) recently held the inaugural Print Sprint Tournament in its Young Building. Streamlined printing processes and reduced excess printing were identified by Facilities Services' SAGE Ambassadors as priority goals for greening the building. The single-elimination style tournament lasted three days and only the winners of each day's match-up advanced to the next round. The daily winners were those who produced fewer printouts and copies than their opponent, and the overall tournament winners were treated to a catered lunch.

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Thursday, June 30 2011

Salt Lake City, June 30, 2011 – National Energy Foundation (NEF) and Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) have announced the winners of its 10th annual Igniting Creative Energy (ICE) Challenge. ICE is a national competition that encourages kindergarten through 12th grade students to develop creative actions and ideas about energy efficiency.

The 2011 ICE winners and the national teacher winner were recognized today at the 22nd annual Energy Efficiency Forum at the National Press Club, where they shared their winning energy ideas with leading policymakers, energy experts and elected officials. Co-sponsored by JCI and the United States Energy Association, the Energy Efficiency Forum aims to promote an energy efficiency ethic through the presentation of national and worldwide views on energy efficiency and the resulting impact on the environment, national security and economic growth. In partnership with Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath design, technology and water efficiency, this year a special category called "ICE Water" was developed to give focus to the importance of water conservation.

This year's ICE Challenge winners are:

  • Elementary Division (K–5) – Heather Eberhard, a fifth-grader from Northeast Elementary in New Mexico, created an informative video of a puppet show about reducing, reusing and recycling plastic bottles.
  • Middle School Division (6–8) – Aitan Grossman, an eighth-grader from The Nueva School in California, developed a website (www.KidEarth.us) to showcase an original song that he composed and recorded about global warming called "100 Generations."
  • High School Division (9–12) – Adam Hersko-RonaTas, a freshman from La Jolla High School in California, made a self-narrated, animated video about weatherization.
  • Water Category Division – Adrianna Kuzma, a home-schooled sophomore from Indiana, created a self-narrated video about water conservation that includes current water issues, tips to save water and interviews with local government officials.
  • Teacher Division – Michael Nelms, a teacher at Sandy Run Middle School in Dresher, Pa., has helped his Upper Dublin School District net three state champions in the ICE program.

"Students today are taking energy efficiency and water conservation into their own hands by advancing their creative ideas for a more sustainable planet," said Clay Nesler, vice president, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency. "The ICE Challenge winners exemplify our future leaders and stewards of the environment. We are proud to recognize these students for their accomplishments and showcase their ideas at the North America Energy Efficiency Forum."

More information about this year's winning entries can be found at www.ignitingcreativeenergy.org.

"Kohler Co. is pleased to be a sponsor of this year's competition. Helping consumers understand how to use water more efficiently in their homes and communities is something we've supported through public outreach efforts such as our website, www.savewateramerica.com," said Rob Zimmerman, manager of engineering, water conservation and sustainability for Kohler Co. "We are excited to see young people think creatively about water issues, and we congratulate all of this year's ICE Water participants."

Source: National Energy Foundation Press Release

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Thursday, June 30 2011

A California community college says it is the first in the country to go "grid positive," generating more electricity from its solar arrays than it consumes...

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Tuesday, June 14 2011

mail-3.jpegThe University of Chicago's (IL) Searle Laboratory recently became the first building on campus to feature an energy monitoring building dashboard system.

The Lucid Design Group interactive display of real-time energy consumption reveals energy data across multiple time scales and according to different unit equivalents including gallons of gasoline, tons of carbon or dollars. The dashboard is the first step in an eventual campus-wide installation of energy monitoring systems...

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Tuesday, June 14 2011

A recent retro-commissioning effort of Harvard University's (MA) Laboratory for Integrated Science and Engineering has resulted in $520,000 in annual savings and a reduction of 800 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Previously the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' second largest greenhouse gas emitter, the laboratory's existing building systems were combined into a more "closed loop" controlled feedback approach that allows for common data to be shared amongst the systems...

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Tuesday, June 14 2011

Focus on Green Schools

On August 4, 2011, we invite you to attend our second annual Virtual Green Expo, focusing solely on green schools this year, one of the largest construction sectors in the United States.

This is THE opportunity for you and your entire team to interact, one-on-one with others focused on green schools. We have lined up a full day of exhibitors, webinars, and experts that you can access right from your desk, including our specialized webinar topics on high-performance K-12 and college/university buildings and educational facilities that will address:

  • Specifying interior, exterior and mechanical systems (including plumbing, heating, flooring, roofing and wall systems)
  • Creating a high-performance, healthy learning environment
  • Financing, operating, maintaining and cleaning a green school

Registration for the Exhibit Hall and Webinars are FREE to anyone interested in learning the latest in green schools, so sign up now and tell your friends!

For the full conference agenda and to register, go to www.TheVirtualGreenExpo.com.

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Monday, June 13 2011

Michigan State University’s Office of Campus Sustainability recently hosted the annual Dim Down program, designed to bring awareness to the amount of electronics people have on during the day, especially electronics not in use.

From noon to 1 p.m. every Friday during the month of April, students and faculty were expected to unplug any unused electronics. By the end of the program, 4.2 percent was the highest energy reduction in a day and some departments on campus created their own monthly Dim Down event...

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Tuesday, June 07 2011

The University of Chicago (IL) has renovated its Young Memorial Building to make it a more sustainable place to work. The extensive renovation not only considered ways to reduce its environmental footprint, but also ways to promote complementary individual action. Water fountains have a water bottle-filling feature to encourage the community to use reusable bottles and bike racks are mounted on the wall and a shower room installed to support bike commuters. Reusing rather than replacing the building and its fixtures was strongly emphasized during the renovation. Other sustainable features include a cork floor, low-flush plumbing, recycled and reclaimed ceiling tiles, and energy-efficient lighting...

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Monday, June 06 2011

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu joined with U.S. Department of Education (ED) Secretary Arne Duncan, and Dr. Francis Eberle, Executive Director of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), recently to announce the launch of a new energy education initiative: America's Home Energy Education Challenge. This initiative is working to educate America's youth about the benefits of energy efficiency, motivate students to play an active role in how their families use energy, and help families across the country save money. The program will encourage students, teachers, and families to learn more about energy consumption and efficiency and become more aware of how homes, schools, and utilities are interconnected within the community, while inspiring students to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Thursday, June 02 2011

Two universities are implementing energy management strategies that, in at least one case, are projected to deliver big savings.

Two universities are implementing energy management strategies that, in at least one case, are projected to deliver big savings. At Penn State, a university-wide team has invested in PC power management software called BigFix, as part of an overarching initiative...

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Wednesday, May 25 2011

Join AS&U for a day-long conference to hear specific strategies, tactics, best practices and actionable guidance to better prepare your education institution.

Now more than ever, schools and universities are faced with tight budgets, reduced funding and the pressure to deliver high-quality education with fewer resources.

With these challenges in mind, AS&U has expanded its 3rd annual, award-winning Green School & University Virtual Conference & Expo to provide comprehensive coverage of all topics critical to you and your fellow education facilities and business professionals. Discover new tools and resources that will better prepare you and your institution— all for free and from the comfort of your own office!

Featuring Educational Sessions on:

  • Maintenance and Operations
  • High-Performance Facilities
  • School Security/Safety
  • Creating Better Learning Environments
  • Energy Management
  • Green Cleaning
  • Green/Sustainable Construction/Design

This one-day, interactive and ground-breaking conference is an unprecedented online event in our market and the only online conference dedicated to education facilities & business. Register now for free!

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Tuesday, May 24 2011

According to a survey report by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, Green Revolving Funds (GRFs) have become more popular within the last two years across all sizes and types of learning institutions.

All revolving loan funds operate on a fairly simple premise: An initial sum of money is set aside for the fund. The fund then finances sustainability projects that have a quantifiable monetary savings or return. These projects are in the area of energy cost reduction or sustainability.

A portion of the returns (energy savings realized) from these projects is then reinvested into the fund until the project has been paid off. The money is then reused for more energy conservation projects.

Like with all well-planned energy upgrades, they lower operating costs and help "green the bottom line". In the GRF program, we have a virtual green annuity - a means of funding sustainability projects in perpetuity.
What a great idea for the private sector...

The report also includes a section on some of the main challenges to establishing and running a revolving fund, such as accurately accounting for savings, collaboration among departments. The key attributes of the GRF are it's robust revolving nature; an almost permanent source of sustainability project funding and performance tracking - both of the project and the fund.

The report, called "Greening the Bottom Line: The Trend Toward Green Revolving Funds on Campus", provides an overview of revolving funds and their performance at various institutions across the country. It revealed that the oldest working fund was established by Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo in 1980. After that, only 10 schools established Green Revolving Funds prior to 2008. More than four times that number were the number of schools establishing these funds from 2008 to 2011.

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Monday, May 23 2011

Reduce your schools operating costs with energy efficiencyUnder gloomy economic conditions, schools and universities must strive to provide high-quality education with fewer resources. Labor costs are the largest portion of an education institution’s budget, but after that, the biggest expense is energy. So administrators who need to trim spending should make sure that their buildings are using energy as efficiently as possible...

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Monday, May 23 2011

University Improves Sustainability of HVAC MotorsA new preventive maintenance program at a leading New England Ivy League university demonstrates how the push for more sustainable green building management has led to a growing awareness of a chronic, widespread problem with HVAC motors — electrical bearing damage and failure. VFDs, also known as inverters, adjustable speed drives, etc., are widely used because they save energy, especially in applications with varying loads...

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