Energy Conservation and Climate Change

Halfway to victory? It’s up to You.

2013-12-12T16:37:37-04:00November 9th, 2012|Categories: EcoReps, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , |

On November 1st we kicked off a residence hall energy conservation competition against Notre Dame -- Energy Bowl 2012: Lights Off, Lights Out.  We’re now at the halfway point of the competition, which wraps up on November 14th. The first half of the competition has been a successful exercise in cross-campus collaboration.  Facilities and Campus Services [...]

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Energy Bowl: Lights Off, Lights Out

2013-12-12T16:39:56-04:00October 24th, 2012|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: , |

This November, Wake Forest and Notre Dame will be competing not only on the gridiron but on the grid in an energy-reduction competition. The Energy Bowl competition between Notre Dame and Wake Forest will be held in conjunction with the football game on November 17. The competition is sponsored by the  Office of Energy Management. Each campus will [...]

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The Barn earns LEED Silver certification

2012-05-03T13:50:07-04:00May 3rd, 2012|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|

The on-campus student social venue, known as The Barn, was awarded LEED Silver certification for new construction on April 19, 2012. The building, designed to host parties and events on campus, is located in the woods near Palmer and Piccolo Residence Halls and is surrounded by wildlife habitat. There is no parking directly outside the venue, [...]

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10 Days Celebration: Thursday, April 26

2012-06-27T10:53:09-04:00April 26th, 2012|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Buildings, Campus, Cultural Climate, Culture, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , , , , |

Celebrate the energy and water saving success of our South Campus residence halls. Campus Conservation Nationals award ceremony South Campus residents showed that small changes can make a big difference during the Campus Conservation Nationals in April. From March 30 to April 20, the students in the six first-year residence halls (Bostwick, Johnson, Luter, Collins, South, [...]

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10 Days Celebration: Wednesday, April 25

2012-06-01T14:21:51-04:00April 24th, 2012|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Cultural Climate, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|

Was your interest piqued by the Gasland screening? Celebrate Earth Day at Z. Smith Reynolds Library with further discussion of hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic Fracturing (“Fracking”) Panel When: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Where: Z. Smith Reynolds Library, 4th Floor Auditorium This year’s Earth Day panel will focus on the complex social, environmental and economic ramifications of hydrofracturing (“fracking”), a [...]

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Film and panel explore relationship between health, safety and light pollution

2012-04-12T09:30:28-04:00April 12th, 2012|Categories: CEES, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Films and Lectures, Home Stories|Tags: , , , , |

How many stars can you see when you look into the night sky?  This was just one of the questions posed by the film A City Dark, shown in the Kulynych Auditorium on March 27.  The film explored the effects of light pollution on people, places, and animals as the narrator drove increasing distances from the [...]

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FAQ: Holiday Setbacks

2011-12-20T15:06:34-04:00December 5th, 2011|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Frequently Asked Questions, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Q. What's the deal with the university's Holiday Setbacks program? A. Each year during the holiday break in December and January, Facilities and Campus Services allows the temperature of most campus buildings to "float" between 55 degrees (to prevent freezing pipes) and 85 degrees (to avoid frying electronic devices like computers and projector equipment). Since buildings [...]

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Solar energy helps power “The Barn”

2012-06-27T05:42:06-04:00August 11th, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|Tags: , , , , |

The new campus student social space known as “The Barn,” became the first building on campus to feature solar electric PV cells on July 28. Like all new construction on campus, the Barn was designed to meet, at a minimum, LEED Certification standards. The space will be utilized for campus concerts, parties, student activities and other [...]

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Two departments receive awards

2011-08-10T10:08:16-04:00August 9th, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , |

The Forsyth County Commissioners and the Environmental Affairs Board of Forsyth County recently recognized the university for sustainability initiatives in two departments. The office of Waste Reduction and Recycling received a Special Environmental Award in July for diverting 44.6 percent of solid waste from the landfill during the 2010 calendar year. The university’s Environmental [...]

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13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 21

2011-04-21T01:05:05-04:00April 21st, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: |

Think Green Thursday: Fair Trade When: 10:30am-12:15pm Where: Magnolia Patio What is fair trade and why does it matter? Learn about the importance of fair trade from a student entrepreneur. Test your knowledge to win discounts on beautiful fairly traded merchandise from around the world. Cash and Deacon Dollars accepted. Chili Cook-Off When: 11:00am-1:00pm Where: Manchester [...]

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