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Johnson Controls Announces Panoptix™ — A New Approach to Building Efficiency

Johnson Controls, the global leader in building efficiency, announces the Panoptix solution, a new approach to building efficiency that makes it easier and more affordable for owners and operators of any size facility to achieve better building performance.

The Panoptix solution includes four key components:

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Univ. Of Notre Dame Switching From Sheepskin To Paper Diplomas

The University of Notre Dame is putting its sheepskin diplomas out to pasture.

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Lake Region State To Seek Approval For Wind Turbine, Tower Near Campus

Lake Region State College will seek approval Tuesday from the North Dakota Public Service Commission to build a 1.5-megawatt wind turbine/tower near its Devils Lake campus.

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SAS Unveils No-Cost Sustainability Management for Higher Education

Higher education institutions can now use SAS(R) Analytics at no cost to calculate and report their energy footprints. With Web-hosted SAS OnDemand for Education: Sustainability Management, US colleges and universities can easily track, manage and communicate sustainability efforts and strategies.

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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.

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AMX Begins Shipping RMS Enterprise

RMS Enterprise is a scalable client/server based software for IT and AV managers that provides remote management capabilities for AV assets and building systems. The rich web application offers a new widget-based dashboard with enhanced graphics and navigation including visual bar graphs, Hotlists, expanded device support - all to simplify operation, support and security. RMS Enterprise contributes to energy reduction initiatives and extending useful life of devices. For example, IT and AV managers can improve SLA response times and reduce equipment downtime.

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UMd Wins Architecture Award At Solar Decathlon

The Department of Energy says the University of Maryland's entry in its Solar Decathlon competition has taken first place for architecture. The overall winner will be announced Saturday in Washington.

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Univ. of Michigan Adds $14M In Green Initiatives

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman on Tuesday announced $14 million in environmental investments, which adds to the ongoing green campus expenditures that total more than $100 million.

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Students Battle a Dallas Cowboys Unit Over College Apparel

The Dallas Cowboys have a new merchandising arm that recently jumped into the business of producing college-logo apparel for leading universities, but the Cowboys subsidiary has already encountered a stubborn opponent — student groups that contend it is using overseas sweatshops.

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