Michigan State University OKs $7M Anthony Hall Energy Retrofit

Michigan State University is trying to turn one of its oldest science buildings into a model of energy efficiency under a new $7 million project at Anthony Hall.

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Financial Group Donates Downtown Building to University

In what will be the largest donation it has ever received, the University of the Fraser Valley (British Columbia, Canada) will take ownership in early 2013 of the former BMO Bank of Montreal branch building at historic Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack. The university will renovate and refurbish the facility to create UFV Plaza, a downtown education centre with a focus on programming related to business development and training.

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Oklahoma State University Looks To Establish Eco-Village

Oklahoma State University officials are developing a new campus housing option designed to encourage residents to be more socially and ecologically aware. Known as an eco-village, the project will incorporate sustainable living and living in a socially integrated community.

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Inside Look: Residence Halls

Expectations and innovations for students' home away from home

With any campus building, what’s on the inside counts just as much—and probably more—than what’s on the outside. This is especially true with residence halls, which must include a balance of private and shared spaces. “The buildings need to promote interaction among students to encourage peer-to-peer learning in support of the institution’s academic mission,” says Jackson Kane, an associate and housing specialist at Lord, Aeck & Sargent. That’s no small order.

Ball State U Explores Sewage Treatment Greenhouse

Ball State might bring European wastewater treatment and recycling technology to campus.

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Solar Panels To Fill New Roof Of Sangren Hall At Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University received a green light from the state to install a solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the new Sangren Hall.

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Introducing LiveWall: New Planted Wall System Achieves Simplicity and Sustainability in Vertical Greening

Manufacturer of LiveRoof, the Most Refined and Successful Green Roof System, Introduces a Planted Wall System Designed in Harmony with Nature… A New Way to Green Up Campuses

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Vertegy Tapped to Assist with Sustainable Design of Southwestern Illinois College Addition

Already well known for its award-winning work in the educational arena, St. Louis-based Vertegy will soon add another LEED certified educational facility to its portfolio. The firm has been tapped to lend its sustainable design and construction consulting services to an addition of an existing building on the campus of Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Ill. The facility will bring the total number of LEED certified educational facilities that Vertegy has had a hand in to seven.

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Landfill gas powers higher education at University of New Hampshire

University reduces its carbon footprint, its market dependencies and its energy costs through Waste Management partnership

ith the costs of higher education continuing to soar, many colleges and universities are looking for innovative ways to lower expenses, while simultaneously pursuing their long-term sustainability goals. The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is proving that both objectives are, indeed, achievable.

Green Power by the Numbers

Signatories to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment, as of mid-May. --ACUPCC annual report

Portion of current campus sustainability positions created in 2007 or later. --AASHE Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

Amount of carbon dioxide reduced by ACUPCC institutions. --2010 ACUPCC annual report