Energy Conservation and Climate Change

Winter Break Energy Conservation

2017-12-14T13:26:27+00:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Stewardship|

In an effort to conserve energy over the winter holiday period, Facilities & Campus Services will implement our annual temperature setback program for academic and administrative buildings starting Friday, December 22 at approximately 5pm. The setback program will maintain building temperatures at a minimum of 55°F during the holiday period. Facilities & Campus Services intends to have all buildings at [...]

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Environmental Wellbeing: How Facilities Management Impacts Climate Change

2017-10-23T16:28:36+00:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer Suzy Mullins (’18) This is the last installment in the Office of Sustainability’s Drawdown series. In the previous weeks, we have examined how Wake Forest is working to adopt, demonstrate, and research 25 of the 80 Drawdown solutions. For a quick refresher on Project Drawdown, read our introductory article. For [...]

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Athletics Scores with Sustainability

2017-01-26T12:11:01+00:00January 26th, 2017|Categories: Buildings, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|

Wake Forest University Athletics is helping to reduce the university’s carbon footprint by reducing energy use. A state-of-the-art LED lighting system in the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial (LJVM) Coliseum court cuts energy use by over 90% and offers a superior viewing experience both in person and on television. “The updated lighting in the coliseum has greatly [...]

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Greening the Goal

2016-09-08T14:40:17+00:00September 8th, 2016|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

The Wake Forest Athletic Department and the Office of Sustainability teamed up to host the University’s first carbon neutral soccer game on Sept. 6, in a match against Appalachian State University. Dr. Miles Silman, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Presidential Chair in Conservation Biology and director of the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, served as [...]

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Holiday Setback Program

2015-01-26T12:02:38+00:00January 26th, 2015|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|

Think you were the only one resting this holiday break? Think again. This past winter holiday break marked the seventh year Wake Forest has participated in the “Holiday Setback” program, during which we allow electrical use and steam production a bit of a holiday break—conserving both money and energy. The energy savings during this 2014 winter [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: John Shenette

2014-11-13T13:30:58+00:00November 7th, 2014|Categories: Buildings, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , |

Strike up a conversation with John Shenette, Associate Vice President for Facilities and Campus Services, and along with that genuine smile and deep Bostonian accent you will find a wealth of knowledge and passion about the role of facilities in higher education. Shenette joined Wake Forest University in March and has been a prominent figure on campus [...]

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Inaugural Champions of Change Awards

2015-03-04T09:18:58+00:00May 6th, 2014|Categories: Buildings, Champions of Change, Earth Day, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Green Team Network, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Waste Reduction|

Wake Forest’s celebration of Earth Day this year included the announcement of Champions of Change award winners. This was the first year of the program, which recognizes the creativity and innovation of individuals and teams who work to integrate principles of sustainability across campus. Provost Rogan Kersh and Sr. VP/CFO Hof Milam presented the awards. Click to [...]

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Are You a Champion?

2015-03-04T09:17:56+00:00October 30th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Champions of Change, Development, Dining and Food Systems, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Equity, Events, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Greeks Go Green, Green Team Network, Home Stories, Procurement, Service and Outreach, Transportation, Waste Reduction, Water and Landscaping|

Have you or are you preparing to facilitate a change to a sustainable practice on campus? Have you implemented a new sustainability initiative in your area? If so, you might be a winner! This coming April, Wake Forest will host our inaugural Champions of Change award ceremony. In March, we will accept nominations for awards that [...]

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Success in Campus Conservation Nationals

2013-12-12T15:56:46+00:00May 10th, 2013|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: , , , |

Final results are in for Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), a competition to reduce energy and water consumption in residence halls in the US and Canada.  Between February 4th and April 26th participating colleges and universities selected a three-week period for students to take direct action towards increasing sustainability on their campuses. Wake Forest’s own competition began on [...]

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Reynolda Gardens’ Greenhouses Go Green

2013-12-12T16:00:05+00:00April 12th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|Tags: , |

It only seems appropriate to mark the anniversary of the Reynolda Gardens’ greenhouses and conservatory with a modern addition. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds set out over a hundred years ago to use Reynolda Gardens as a model of self-sufficiency for local gardeners and, even more,for the community. These values are similarly shared with the larger community of Wake [...]

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