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Clean Power Purchasing

Boston has a lot at stake when it comes to climate change. With rising sea levels alone, more than $463 billion in Boston’s waterfront assets are at risk of flooding and damage. The Boston Green Ribbon Commission is a group of business, institutional and civic leaders in Boston working to develop shared strategies for fighting […]

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BU Signs Landmark Energy Partnerships

Boston University has taken another big step towards our goal of reducing energy consumption 10% by 2017. In a landmark move, the University has signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with both National Grid, the University’s natural gas provider, and Eversource Energy, our electricity provider. “BU is one of the largest consumers of energy in the […]

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Warren Towers Recycling Improvements

The fall 2014 semester saw a significant recycling rate increase at Warren Towers. Why? The installation of dual-stream recycling on every residential floor in the residence hall made the 10% increase possible. The effort was one of the key initiatives of BU Student Government’s Department of Environmental Affairs. The group’s main goal was to increase […]

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Renew Boston Trust

Bankable Finance Structures for Energy Efficiency The City of Boston is a leader in energy efficiency, just ask the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) who ranked Boston #1 in its first City Energy Efficiency Scorecard in 2013. Now Boston is poised to build on that leadership to be the first city in the […]

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Q&A with Andy Reinmann

Post-doctoral research associate, Andy Reinmann, discusses his thoughts on sustainability in this Q&A as part of our What You’re Doing series focusing on the sustainable actions of faculty, staff, and students at BU.

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BU as a Sustainable Energy Learning Lab

With the broad set of operational issues being addressed, Boston University is well suited as a learning laboratory for sustainability. Over the course of the past year sustainability@BU and Facilities Management & Planning partnered with mechanical engineering associate professor, Michael Gevelber and two of his students to explore what it would take to get Earth […]

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BU Faculty Petition Urges Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies

Trustees will consider request, pledges President Brown 09.10.2014 By Rich Barlow In an effort to combat climate change, 245 BU faculty members have signed a petition asking the University to divest oil, gas, and coal companies from its endowment. The petition was presented by four faculty members and one student yesterday to President Robert A. […]

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School of Theology Community Center Certified LEED Gold

Every Wednesday the School of Theology (STH) gathers for a community lunch in what is easily the most popular space in the building—the basement.  The space, whose awkward layout and dim lighting once made it underutilized, underwent a major renovation during the summer of 2013 making it a functional and versatile space. A year after […]

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Boston Awards BU a Carbon Cup

For being ahead of schedule in cutting greenhouse gases

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Summer Construction on the Charles River Campus

4 LEED Registered projects among the 20 + projects taking place over the summer

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