Alabama School District to Generate More Than $6M in Energy, Operational Savings

Alabama School District to Generate More Than $6M in Energy, Operational Savings

Monroe County School System in Monroeville, Alabama, is taking on a modernization project that is expected to generate $6.2 million in energy and operational savings, reducing the district’s annual utility budget by 32%. The project focuses on LED lighting upgrades, the installation of a district-wide … Read more…

Georgia County to Save More Than $20 Million With Energy Efficient Upgrades

Georgia County to Save More Than $20 Million With Energy Efficient Upgrades

Georgia’s McIntosh County Board of Education is expected to save more than $20.9 million in energy and operating costs over a 20-year period, thanks to energy efficient improvements. The board of education is partnering with ABM, a provider of facility solutions, to implement energy efficient … Read more…

Practical Steps for Energy Managers to Drive a Company’s Sustainability Goals: Advice from General Motors Execs

Practical Steps for Energy Managers to Drive a Company’s Sustainability Goals: Advice from General Motors Execs

Often it falls to the energy manager to drive progress towards a company’s sustainability goals. When this happens, an energy manager is placed in a challenge position: energy managers need to learn the language of sustainability and methods in order to make sure their own energy management … Read more…

College of Southern Idaho Opts to Purchase Geothermal Aquifer

College of Southern Idaho Opts to Purchase Geothermal Aquifer

The College of Southern Idaho has announced that it will move forward with a purchase of Pristine Springs, a geothermal aquifer currently used to heat most of the school’s Twin Falls campus, according to a May 10 report by the Magic Valley Times-News.

UT Recycles 25 Tons of Waste from One Football Game

UT Recycles 25 Tons of Waste from One Football Game

The University of Tennessee spent almost $900,000 in 2007 to send its trash to a landfill. At that time, campus-wide recycling represented 9 percent of total waste. Ten years later, UT spends less than $400,000 a year transporting trash – saving a full $500,000 annually – and recycles about 30 percent of total waste, UT Recycling Manger Jay Price told the Knoxville News Sentinel on May 2.

Duke University Energy Initiative Awards Fourth Round of Funding

Duke University Energy Initiative Awards Fourth Round of Funding

Research projects that explore advancements in energy storage, grid reliability, and sustainable development will receive funding in 2017-2018 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund, the Durham, North Carolina-based academic institution announced on April 28.

OSU Trustees to Vote This Week on $1B Energy Outsourcing Deal

OSU Trustees to Vote This Week on $1B Energy Outsourcing Deal

Ohio State University officials want to clinch a deal to lease the university’s energy facilities to a contractor that will make a $1 billion, up-front payment to the OSU endowment fund, The Columbus Dispatch reported on March 30.

A School District ‘Marshalls Interest’ in Energy Efficiency, Saving $7M Since 2000

A School District ‘Marshalls Interest’ in Energy Efficiency, Saving $7M Since 2000

Since they began focusing attention on energy efficiency at the turn of the century, the Marshall County Schools have saved more than $7 million through a cost avoidance program targeted at utilities. The green initiative benefits the nearly 4,000 students in the area’s 11 public K-12 academic institutions, according to a March 20 report by the local Wheeling (West Virginia) News-Register.

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