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Incentives from TVA for energy-related retrofits are paying off for local businesses

February 3, 2011 — Businesses in middle Tennessee have saved enough energy to power 1,000 homes for a year due to the completion of lighting fixture retrofits and cooling system overhauls as part of an energy-efficiency rebate program. Vanderbilt University, one of the program’s participants, anticipates energy savings equivalent to $40,000 per year for just one of its projects....... KEEP READING »

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Energy conservation urged as new semester begins

January 11, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] While many of our faculty, staff and students have been away from campus enjoying the holidays, Nashville has seen extremely cold temperatures and several snow events. Temperatures are predicted to continue in the teens this week as we welcome back the entire campus community. VU’s energy consumption...... KEEP READING »

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Buttrick Hall / Vanderbilt University

Buttrick lighting upgrade saves 34 metric tons of GHG emissions

December 22, 2010 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] A recent upgrade to the lighting in Buttrick Hall, a classroom building on Vanderbilt University’s campus, saves both money and the environment. The Plant Operations crew replaced 150 50-watt MR-16 halogen light bulbs with 6-watt light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. The new LED lights will save 57,000 kilowatt...... KEEP READING »

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Listen: SustainVU offers holiday green tips

December 17, 2010 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] One of the unintended side effects of holiday traditions is the significant increase in waste and over-consumption of natural resources. SustainVU offers a Holiday Greening Guide with tips on everything from wrapping gifts to cooking a turkey dinner. Listen to a brief discussion of SustainVU’s holiday greening tips Media...... KEEP READING »

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Power down before leaving for the holidays

December 15, 2010 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU] If you are going to be away from work or home for an extended period of time over the holidays, remember to power down your office or home before you leave. This is a great opportunity to reduce your energy consumption and environmental impact. Turn off...... KEEP READING »

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Wind- und Solarenergie

Engineering School collaborates with Metro Water on pilot wind-solar based power generating facility

December 13, 2010 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU] The mechanical engineering department in the School of Engineering is setting up a small scale, wind-solar research and teaching power generating facility at Love Circle in Hillsboro Village. The pilot project is being done in collaboration with Nashville Metro Water Supply. The facility should produce about...... KEEP READING »

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Climate Connections Carnival and Green Unity Gala highlight Climate & Energy Week Nov. 8-11

November 5, 2010 — [Originally posted by News and Public Affairs in MyVU.] Events are part of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge sponsored by the German Embassy Vanderbilt University students will celebrate Climate & Energy Week Nov. 8-11 with a variety of activities open to the Vanderbilt community. The Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment (VIEE) and the German Embassy...... KEEP READING »

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The Commons Residence Halls / Photo by John Russell

Vanderbilt improves grade on College Sustainability Report Card 2011

November 1, 2010 — [Originally published in MyVU by VU News and Public Affairs] Vanderbilt University’s results on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card improved in five of the nine sustainability categories and stayed consistent in the other four categories. The university received an overall grade of “B,” an improvement from the C+ in the 2010 Report Card. The...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Recycling / Photo by Chris McDonald

Vanderbilt receives “B” in sustainability report card

October 29, 2010 — By Kyle Blaine [Originally published by Vanderbilt Student Communications] Vanderbilt University received a “B” grade from the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card, an improvement from the C+ received last year. Andrea George, director of the Sustainability & Environmental Management Office, worked with the Sustainable Endowments Institute to report relevant information to be used...... KEEP READING »

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Slay vampires, cut costs

October 28, 2010 — by Missy Pankake [Originally published in MyVU] This year for Halloween, consider doing some vampire slaying. No, not vampires with fangs and capes that turn into bats (or sparkle), but the kind that you can find in your office or at home – vampire power. Vampire power is the wasted energy caused by electronics that...... KEEP READING »

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