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Campus Sustainability Community Grows Through STARS Program

November 8, 2011

The campus sustainability community continues to grow as colleges and universities aim to improve their green campus initiatives. Within this growth, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is serving as a professional home for those working on bringing environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient practices to campuses across the country. AASHE provides resources, support and professional development opportunities to faculty, staff, administrators and students looking to make these changes.

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National Youth Policy Summit Students Present Energy-Usage Goals

November 7, 2011

Last week, eight students from the National Youth Policy Summit for National Energy Innovation visited with the Center for Green Schools staff members to give a presentation on policies that they created on environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient issues. The students presenting were from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Va. and Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, Ala.

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14 Years Later, The Codes Begin to Follow Eisenberg’s Lead

November 7, 2011
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Eisenberg advocates for a light straw clay construction appendix

Just yesterday, the International Code Council's membership of code officials put the final touches on the 2012 version of the International Green Construction Code (IGCC). For David Eisenberg – Executive Director of the Development Center for Appropriate Technology (DCAT), former USGBC Board member, and long time chair of USGBC's Codes Committee – it was a very clear culmination of a chapter in his life story, and the product of nearly two decades of work.

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Tools for Tracking Building Performance on College Campuses

November 3, 2011

Increasing utility costs and tightening budgets have led many colleges and universities across the country to rethink the way they manage their energy consumption. Take Western Michigan University for example: Their facilities team has installed 718 sub-meters across 151 campus buildings, allowing the team to closely measure, track and analyze their energy and water consumption on a building-by-building basis.

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