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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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Sustainable Summer Storage

Want to make this year’s move out easier for you and your wallet? The UPS Store provides reusable storage bins as an option for students storing items with them. These bins provide added protection for storage items, are crushproof, dustproof, water-resistant and are easy to move and carry. Best of all, they provide a zero-waste storage option which […]

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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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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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Meeting Our Energy Goals

Strategy In 2012, Boston University set a goal to reduce energy consumption by 10% by the end of FY2017. To meet the 10% target, we have taken three important steps: 1. Projects: In 2012 we developed a prioritized project list for the Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund and capital projects. 2. Natural Gas: In December of […]

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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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Earth House Doubles as Environmental Classroom

New student residence teaches more sustainable everyday living

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BU Talks Climate Action at the White House

Pledges to reduce its carbon emissions by 35 percent 11.20.2015 By Amy Laskowski Boston University pledged yesterday to reduce its carbon emissions by 35 percent in four million square feet of building space by 2020, adding to the 35 percent reduction in carbon emissions it has already achieved in many existing facilities. The news came […]

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West Campus Wins 2015 Dorm Energy Challenge

West Campus won the third annual dorm energy challenge for the second year in a row! Last fall the challenge was determined by percentage of energy saved, as compared to the same time in the previous year. West Campus won the competition with a 2% electricity reduction over the previous year. This year’s challenge focused […]

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BU Dining Services Reaches a Big Goal, Ahead of Schedule

A fifth of food from sustainable sources achieved three years early 10.27.2015 By Mara Sassoon Grass-fed beef? Check. Cage-free eggs? You got it. Certified Humane chicken? BU’s dining locations offer that, too. BU Dining Services recently released its 2015 Sustainability Report, which details its progress over the past year in offering more sustainable food options […]

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