The much-anticipated new version of STARS—Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System—has launched, and there are some new opportunities for points by reviewing the data before submitting to AASHE. A panel discussion at the AASHE conference in Spokane that GreenerU moderated helped participants figure out how to tackle one of the most important tools available for measuring sustainability on college campuses.
MassDevelopment, AICUM, and GreenerU launch GreenerMass, a finance program for schools and health centers to kickstart savings from energy-efficiency measures requiring no upfront capital costs. Past program participants are saving upwards of $100,000 annually on energy costs following payback period. Here's how to find out if your institution is eligible.
Does the word “networking” boost your energy level? Or does it give you social anxiety? When it comes to large conferences, people’s comfort levels with socializing can vary. No matter where you land on the conference trepidation scale, we have a few tips to help you get the most out of AASHE—and any other networking events you might have on your calendar.
In Franklin, Mass., Dean College cements its 19th-century legacy with sustainable 21st-century technology. A $368,000 National Grid utility incentive and zero-interest payment plan GreenerU negotiated paved the way. It’s a campus-wide lighting redesign that pays for itself.
Amidst a paradise of waterfalls, gorges, and the Finger Lakes, Ithaca College is taking steps to preserve its natural surroundings through a commitment to 100% carbon neutrality by 2050. One of the first steps: cut energy use on campus.
Concord Academy embraces the practice of common trust: a deep-seated responsibility towards their community and their world, including the built and natural environments. The independent school for grades 9-12 in the home of environmentalists Thoreau and Emerson is developing a plan to tie the town’s history and the founding principles of their community for the betterment of their future.
For this webinar recording, GreenerU was joined by representatives from Cornell University, University of Vermont, Skidmore College, and Casella Resource Solutions to discuss ways in which they have approached resource management on their campuses.
This webinar addresses tools and examples to creating a communication strategy that effectively markets your sustainability efforts on campus.
The webinar addresses the psychology of commissioning, contributed by GreenerU, as well as commissioning best practices as demonstrated by American University.