More Than $1 Million Saved By Energy Conservation At Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kalamazoo Valley Community College has saved more than $1 million during the past two years by conserving energy and is on track to reduce 18.2 million gallons of storm water runoff with a water treatment system.

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CALMAC IceBank Thermal Energy Storage Tanks at Sierra College

Two years ago, Sierra College (Calif.) installed CALMAC IceBank thermal energy storage tanks to help control energy costs. The tanks create ice overnight when energy in the state is generated using natural gas, and the ice is then used for cooling during the day. Michael Kane, director of the energy program at Sierra, says the three tanks on campus save from $5,000 to $10,000 per month. But what Sierra is doing differently is ensuring its energy storage looks nice, too. Why not have students use it as a canvas?

Ball State U Explores Sewage Treatment Greenhouse

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

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Georgia Southern Students Approve 'Green' Fee

Georgia Southern University students have volunteered to pay $10 per semester to enhance environmental initiatives on the Statesboro 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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The Green College and University: A Symbiotic Journey

Institutions of higher learning around the globe are turning green. They are embracing sustainability for many reasons, some of them economic, some of them because their student body and faculty are requesting it, and some of them just because it is the right thing to do. There is now even a “College Sustainability Report Card” (published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute) which lists those schools that have joined the green bandwagon and demonstrated a commitment to sustainability and is designed to give guidance to those institutions considering going green.

Charging Station at Temple University

Temple University (Pa.) is the latest campus to install Solar Dok picnic tables from EnerFusion. The tables, which are made from recycled plastic and cost $10,495 each (plus shipping), have built-in solar panels that provide a place to recharge numerous types of mobile devices while socializing.