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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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Changemakers at sustainability@BU: Interns Help Make BU a Leader in Carbon Reduction

  In her keynote speech at the AASHE 2014 opening ceremony, Story of Stuff creator Annie Leonard presented a newer Story, this time about change. Leonard recognizes that change is a slow and difficult process and she suggests that change is most successful through the collaboration of several different kinds of changemakers, namely: builders, networkers, […]

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Danielsen Wins BU’s First Energy Competition

The residents of Danielsen Hall are the champions of the first ever energy competition at Boston University! Their dedicated effort to energy efficiency during the months of September and October resulted in an impressive 15% energy reduction compared to the same two-month period last year. Student Government (SG) announced the inter-dormitory competition last fall in […]

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LED Lighting Upgrade at Track and Tennis Center

Things are looking a little brighter at the Track and Tennis Center this semester.

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100 BSR receives LEED certification, inspires competition

Written by Rachel Riley An energy-saving competition between Boston University residence halls will challenge students to reduce their electricity consumption this semester, BU officials announced Thursday. “The first energy challenge at Boston University will be a competition against residence halls to see which area can reduce the amount of electricity consumption in the months of September […]

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BU student activists instrumental to walk for Cape Wind, green initatives

  Written by Rachel Riley Just one example of Boston University students striving to promote “green” initiatives is the role several BU students played in organizing a six-day march to support the establishment of Cape Wind, the nation’s first offshore wind farm. College of Engineering  junior John Griese and second-year College of Arts and Sciences graduate […]

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BU Team Soars at MIT Clean Energy Competition

Wins First Prize in Energy Efficiency Category By Mark Dwortzan A College of Engineering and School of Management team took first prize in the energy efficiency category of the annual MIT Clean Energy Prize on May 6, one of six premiere regional clean energy student business plan competitions in the U.S. A collaboration between students and faculty […]

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Breaking the Fossil Fuel Habit

The Promise, and Challenge, of Shifting to Alternative Energy 03.28.2013 By Leslie Friday Think of it as worldwide addiction. At least 80 percent of the energy people use to drive, heat their homes, and power gadgets comes from fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas, and the consumption of all of the above contributes […]

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Campus-wide Lighting Upgrades Save Time and Energy

Over the past few months the University has been upgrading outdoor lights on buildings across campus and replacing the old metal halide bulbs with more energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. LED bulbs use less power (watts) relative to the amount of light generated (lumens) and also help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by saving […]

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