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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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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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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 Questrom School of Business 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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