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2018 Cross-College Challenge (XCC) Opportunities

This summer, sustainability@BU is partnering with the Cross-College Challenge to pilot a first wave of projects designed to help BU achieve the carbon reduction goals laid out in the University’s Climate Action Plan. This summer’s projects tackle student access to recycling and composting systems on campus, estimating the carbon impact of various elements of student […]

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BU’s Agganis Arena Brightens Player and Spectator Experience

Energy-saving project exceeds NCAA lighting requirements, casting players and performers under a new light BOSTON, Mass. (February 21, 2018) – At Boston University’s Agganis Arena, teamwork doesn’t just happen on the ice. Outside of the rink, the University partnered with Eversource to upgrade its arena lighting to LEDs with occupancy-based controls and dimming functionality, reducing […]

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BU Institute for Sustainable Energy & Greenovate Boston Host “Let’s Talk Carbon Neutrality”

By Savannah Wu On Thursday, February 8, representatives from the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) and Greenovate Boston gathered to engage the public to discuss how the Carbon Free Boston project will help the City become carbon neutral by 2050. The Green Ribbon Commission (GRC), ISE, and BU’s Department of Earth and Environment are partnering […]

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2018 Survey

Thank you for completing the annual Sustainability Survey. Congratulations to Beth Barrett Lai, a grants and finance administrator at the Kilachand Center for Life Sciences and Engineering, who was randomly selected as the prize winner. Conducting an annual survey truly helps us better understand our community and informs the direction of our future communications and […]

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Improving Our STARS Reporting Methodology

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) is a comprehensive tool used to track sustainability initiatives. STARS is a rating system for campuses that allows sustainability programs of higher education institutions to monitor and transparently report their environmental footprint across a wide array of categories. Much like Princeton Review or the Best Rankings of […]

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W.B. Mason Catalog “Swap and Save” Program

Sourcing & Procurement, in partnership with W.B. Mason and a project team of community members from across the University including sustainability@BU, announced a new “Swap and Save” Program on the W.B. Mason Catalog in the BU Terrier Marketplace. The program provides an easy way for departments to identify comparable, recycled and/or sustainable products as well as […]

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MyPrint Enhancements

Over intersession, IS&T made enhancements to BU’s MyPrint service. MyPrint is now easier to use, has more options, and best of all…it is more sustainable! The University’s aging printer fleet has been replaced with EPEAT Gold certified devices. An EPEAT rating is given only to electronic products which achieve stringent environmental and sustainability standards for […]

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2017 Survey

Thank you for completing the annual Sustainability Survey. Congratulations to Melissa Davenport, a project manager at SPH, who was randomly selected as the prize winner. Conducting an annual survey truly helps us better understand our community and informs the direction of our future communications and programming. The survey was designed to gauge progress on sustainability awareness […]

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South Campus Wins 2016 Dorm Energy Challenge

South Campus claimed victory in the fourth annual Dorm Energy Challenge, seizing the title from two-time winner West Campus. The contest, which encourages students in each of BU’s campus areas to share their efforts to reduce their environmental footprint and conserve energy, is held every year during the month of October and is co-hosted by […]

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Questrom Welcomes Renowned Sustainability Expert

Peter Fox-Penner heads University’s new Institute for Sustainable Energy 03.03.2016 By Amy Laskowski It’s not the rat race that keeps sustainability expert Peter Fox-Penner up at night. Rather it’s the race to decarbonization, or deep reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, before the world faces “very severe climate impacts, even bigger than the ones we have […]

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