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Boston University Launches sustainability website

Boston University recently launched sustainability@BU the University’s first sustainability website, which acts as a portal to educate and engage the BU community. The homepage screams transparency, as it illustrates the University’s water use, energy consumption, CO2 emissions, the amount of trash produced, and how much is recycled. “Our hope is that when people visit the […]

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Parker Bonnell preserves parks

Parkell Bonnell recently worked with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) at Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming where he assisted with invasive species management via GPS and GIS mapping.

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Join the Challenge

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Galen Mook founded BU Bikes

Feeling that a unified bike community was needed to encourage a more bike-friendly urban landscape, BU alum, Galen Mook, founded BU Bikes, a student group devoted to promoting biking on its many fronts.

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sustainability@BU Website Launch

sustainability@BU Launch Party When: Thursday, January 21, 2010 11am – 2pm Where: George Sherman Union (GSU) link Join us as sustainability@BU officially kicks off its program and celebrates the launch its new website. Guests include William Grote from Solar Road Trip; Jason Karas, founder of Carbonrally; Adam Mitchell from Save That Stuff, and representatives from […]

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Solar Power Solutions

A half an hour into the first meeting, equations and model drawings covered the photonics white board with blue ink. Professor Malay Mazumder and five engineering students fired shop jargon across the table. The group is taking on a project NASA has spent billions to test: self-cleaning solar panels. To a bystander, this could have […]

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About sustainability@BU

Boston University’s Sustainability Program comprises a broad range of stakeholder groups on campus to provide the greatest diversity of representation and opinion. The program is made up of sustainability@BU, Dining Services Sustainability, and the Sustainability Committee including the Sustainability Steering Committee and four working groups: Recycling and Waste Management, Energy Conservation, Sustainable Building and Facility […]

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Window Replacement Program

The Charles River Campus has a rich architectural history. Commonwealth Avenue links the academic buildings with iconic architecture to other facilities with urban roots. To address the comfort and energy efficiency in these buildings and others, the University has embarked on a phased window replacement program to address over 300 buildings on campus. Two teams […]

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BU's Geothermal Building

From the outside it looks like an ordinary building. But 1,500 feet below the street is the core of Boston University’s first geothermal building.

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Boiler Upgrade

Five boilers that supply steam from the George Sherman Union to 111 Cummington St. recently underwent a retrofit that saved the University 12 percent in No. 4 fuel oil costs, and 13 percent in electrical fees during its first year of operation.

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