Energy Conservation and Climate Change

Eight Campus Leaders Recognized at Sixth Annual Campus Sustainability Awards

2019-04-10T13:33:36-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Change, Dining and Food Systems, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Stewardship|

Over 70 students, faculty and staff gathered on Monday, April 1 to celebrate the start of Earth Week 2019 and recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to impact campus sustainability. Wake Forest University Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam presented awards to four students, faculty and staff who [...]

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WFU measures carbon footprint, first step in Climate Action Planning

2019-03-25T14:24:32-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, STARS|

The University’s publicly available carbon inventory measures the greenhouse gas emissions of our campus -- and the trajectory is headed in the right direction. Contributor: Adam Tomasi ‘19, Office of Sustainability Content Assistant Did you know that South Hall uses solar-thermal energy for hot water and Reynolds Gym uses it to reheat the pool water? Or that [...]

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What You Need to Know about Greenhouse Gas Reduction at Wake Forest

2019-04-05T15:08:16-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Buildings, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|

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Winter Break Energy Conservation

2017-12-14T13:26:27-04:00December 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

2017-10-23T16:28:36-04:00October 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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Project Drawdown: Your Comprehensive Guide to Carbon Reduction and Climate Protection

2019-04-10T11:43:50-04:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: CEES, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Events, Home Stories|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer, Suzy Mullins (’18) What if I told you that climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions could be drawn down using technologies, practices, and commitments already in place today? As humans, we play a considerable role in influencing the changing climate, and it is up to us to take responsibility in order to keep [...]

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Athletics Scores with Sustainability

2017-01-26T12:11:01-04:00January 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

2016-09-08T14:40:17-04:00September 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

2015-01-26T12:02:38-04:00January 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

2014-11-13T13:30:58-04:00November 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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