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A Cycling Solution

By Stephanie Gagnon Jeff Murray of BU’s Construction Services was tired of fighting midday traffic on Commonwealth Avenue. He and his colleagues used a van to get from their offices in West Campus to meetings and projects on East Campus, less than two miles away. The van is difficult to manage in traffic, and some […]

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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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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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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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Commuting to the Charles River Campus

  Sometimes we don’t think about our commute to campus as an aspect of our lives we can change. Maybe we do think about it, but don’t know where to begin. BU’s Parking & Transportation Services on the Charles River Campus (CRC) is working hard by helping faculty, staff, and students understand and consider all […]

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Introducing the Institute for Sustainable Energy

Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) is a University-wide institute, administered by the Questrom School of Business, that assists and promotes faculty research, and enhances BU’s curricular offerings and communication products related to sustainable energy. The Institute expands engagement and collaboration with outside stakeholders, including energy technology firms, public agencies, other universities and research […]

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Printer Standards Initiative

In 2015 a cross-functional team of representatives from various schools and departments, including sustainability@BU, Information Services & Technology, and Sourcing & Procurement, conducted an internal evaluation and formal proposal process to establish University-wide printer standards in efforts to streamline the management and support of the University’s printer fleet and to reduce overall costs associated with […]

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Leventhal Center Wins Boston Preservation Award

Makeover of former Hillel for busy Admissions hub By Joel Brown For prospective students and their parents, the Alan and Sherry Leventhal Center is BU’s new front door. The striking International Style building at 233 Bay State Road, formerly BU’s Hillel House, underwent a major renovation before reopening in March 2014 as the admissions reception […]

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