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Process over product? Why success depends on gaining consensus—a process-driven exercise

Great ideas fail because they lack the strong foundation of diverse perspectives, troubleshooting, and idea testing that only conflict can unearth.

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ASHRAE publishes top 30 energy-saving design measures to help identify your road to zero

What’s your greatest energy-savings opportunity?

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NYSERDA’s Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) program offers 30% cost share for projects that find energy savings on school campuses

The program offers $60 million by way of a 30% cost-share incentive for consulting services to support building energy analysis and control, using software that draws data from building automation systems and programmable to a building’s custom settings.

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Finding the money: four tips to funding sustainability initiatives through the advancement office

This article is a summary of a discussion by AASHE community members who collaborated to host an extended session on advancement at the 2018 AASHE Conference in Pittsburgh (Advancement & Sustainability: Partnering for Fundraising and Alumni Engagement).

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Top four signs you know it’s time to hire a facilitator

You’ve got all kinds of ideas about making change at your institution. Maybe you’ve had some preliminary planning sessions with key stakeholders in a room and talk about how to move forward together. Maybe you see the big picture, but no one else is there with you. Or frankly, you just have limited bandwidth.

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Not quite seeing the light: top five lighting mistakes on college campuses

Right now is a particularly exciting time in the lighting industry—one that is about as revolutionary as when Dorothy stepped outside her door to the Land of Oz into brilliant Technicolor.

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The race to zero: how higher education is tackling the challenges of carbon neutrality through building efficiency

Truly serious efforts to get to zero recognize that the obligation starts with lowering demand. Buildings alone use 42% of the nation’s energy. Without tackling excessive building energy use, campuses are only going to glance around the target.

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Tips and tricks: Julia’s tools of the teleconferencing trade

Remote meetings require the help of a slew of supporting players, technologically speaking. To make remote meetings productive for your office, you need to have the right tools available.

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Teleconferencing for the planet: wiping out Scope 3 emissions through remote meeting best practices

This article focuses on just one aspect of curbing Scope 3 emissions: business travel. Based on our experience at GreenerU, teleconferencing or remote meetings, when done well, can supplant a great many greenhouse emissions from road or air travel—and save you time and money in the process.

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Massachusetts expands incentives for additional renewable technologies

Solar thermal, ground source heat pumps, and air source heat pumps among renewables included in Alternative Portfolio Standard at higher certificate prices, backdated to January 2015.

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Finding the light: a case for investments in improved lighting schemes in schools

As we continue to march through the 21st century, schools are increasingly turning an eye on being greener and saving green.

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Fall is the season of STARS®

STARS reporting is a bit like filing joint taxes in your first year as a newly married homeowner…with a business…and a baby. Sure, you could probably figure it out. But you could also hand it over to someone who knows how to maximize your refund.

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Solving for sustainability: how a leadership exercise became Crowdcoaching

Anyone can initiate, facilitate, and/or participate in Crowdcoaching. The goal is to bring different perspectives to the table—because whether you’re a professor or pupil, expert or layman, your point of view can be the turning point for someone who’s genuinely stuck.

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