Campus News

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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Questrom Executive Education Achieves Platinum Department Certification

Questrom’s Executive Education department was awarded Platinum Certification for their efforts in reducing the office’s collective environmental impact. Green Department Certification is similar to Green Office Certification, but requires individuals to work with their colleagues. The intent is for people to come together to create something bigger and more meaningful. The Green Department Certification survey […]

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School of Law Project Earns Gold LEED Certification

2015 renovation and construction cited for sustainable design 01.26.2017 By Joel Brown. Photo by Melissa Ostrow The BU School of Law makeover won plaudits from students and faculty for its vibrant design and state-of-the art-classrooms and moot courtroom when it was completed in 2015. Now the renovation and construction project has attained an honor for […]

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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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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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Boston University Implements New Water Program through W.B. Mason

Sourcing & Procurement is pleased to announce a new water delivery program with W.B. Mason. The University’s relationship with W.B. Mason as a preferred vendor has allowed for discounted rates for both water delivery as well as permanent plumbed water filtration units. Plumbed Water Filtration Units: The Sustainable Choice The use of plumbed water filtration units […]

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Putting Emphasis on Sustainability at Orientation

New students learn about BU’s green culture 09.02.2016 By Liz Vanderau (CAS ’17) It’s 8 a.m. on a Friday morning during a Freshman Orientation session and Lena Adams (SAR’19), dressed in a green T-shirt, is scraping breakfast leftovers and napkins off a sleepy freshman’s plate in the West Campus dining hall. The waste goes into […]

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Meet David Frank

Who are you and how does sustainability fit in with what you do? My name is David Frank and I am the sustainability manager for Boston University Dining Services. I am Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) as well as a master of science in sustainability with a focus in efficiencies […]

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New MBTA Pass Discount for Employees

By Amy Laskowski University to provide up to 50 percent subsidy for faculty, staff Starting in September, Boston University will provide an MBTA pass subsidy to regular faculty and staff who order a monthly T-pass through BU. This new benefit, available to employees on the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus, will mean a […]

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Commonwealth Approves Cycle Tracks along Comm Ave

$20 million project part of major multipart reconstruction 06.23.2016 By Amy Laskowski A diagram of the redesigned Commonwealth Avenue. Courtesy of the city of Boston Traveling on Comm Ave is about to get safer, for bicyclists, pedestrians, and drivers alike. State transportation authorities have approved a $20.4 million reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue between Brookline and […]

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