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Vanderbilt Research Brightens the Future of Lighting

May 15, 2012 — by David Salisbury With the age of the incandescent light bulb fading rapidly, the holy grail of the lighting industry is to develop a highly efficient form of solid-state lighting that produces high quality white light. One of the few alternative technologies that produce pure white light is white-light quantum dots. These are ultra-small fluorescent...... KEEP READING »

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Solar Charging Stations for Personal Electronics Installed On Campus

May 8, 2012 — The Solar Dok patio table is located at The Commons Center. (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Members of the Vanderbilt community can now enjoy the outdoors and charge their personal electronics at the same time thanks to four solar-powered charging stations that have been installed on campus. The Solar Dok patio table is located at The Commons Center...... KEEP READING »

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SHADE GROWN: An evening of environmental poetry, spoken word, songs, comedy and short performances

March 26, 2012 — SHADE GROWN: An evening of environmental poetry, spoken word, songs, comedy and short performances. Wednesday, April 18 5:00-7:00 pm Commons Center Dining Hall In celebration of Earth Day, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), in partnership with Vanderbilt Dining Services and the Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies, will host “Shade Grown”, a coffee house...... KEEP READING »

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April 18 Green Bag Luncheon to introduce community to sustainability discussion group

March 23, 2012 — The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the eighth and final installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, April 18 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189. Join Rebecca Selove (Peabody ’84) and her husband John Patrick, Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) Ambassadors, for an...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Central Library earns gold for ‘green’ renovation

March 16, 2012 — by Ann Marie Deer Owens [Article originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] Vanderbilt University’s Central Library has been awarded gold certification for its environmentally friendly 2010 renovation from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. The recognition makes the Central Library the first Vanderbilt campus renovation...... KEEP READING »

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Feb. 29 Green Bag Luncheon to focus on green spring cleaning

February 15, 2012 — The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the sixth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, February 29 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189. Join Megan Morton of Pro Utilitas for an up close look at the chemicals in conventional cleaners, ways to...... KEEP READING »

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VSG takes a stand on sustainability

November 3, 2011 — by Katie Krog [Article originally featured on InsideVandy] Vanderbilt Student Government Wednesday passed a resolution to “actively support the highest level of sustainable building practices in all future building and renovation projects it (VSG) has a voice in.” The resolution, presented by VSG Environmental Affairs Committee Chair Matt Brennan, calls for a commitment to Silver...... KEEP READING »

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A sustainable Vanderbilt

September 5, 2011 — by Lucas Loffredo [Article originally featured on InsideVandy] Sustainability is, as defined by Vanderbilt University’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), “the development of a process or management system that helps to create a vibrant campus economy and high quality of life while respecting the need to sustain natural resources and protect the environment.” Opinions...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks was recently recognized for its sustainability efforts that transformed an aging mall into top flight outpatient clinical space. (Photo by Anne Rayner)

Green Building Council lauds One Hundred Oaks project

June 30, 2011 — by Leslie Hill [Originally published by VUMC News and Communications in the VUMC Reporter.] Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks has received a Green Star Award from the Middle Tennessee chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The Green Star Award recognizes sustainable projects designed or built in Middle Tennessee from these categories: new construction, existing...... KEEP READING »

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On April 30, (pictured from left to right) David Rehse of the Association of Energy Engineers and the Center for Energy Efficiency at MTSU presented Mark Petty, assistant vice chancellor for Plant Operations; Darren Bevill, campus energy manager; and Mitch Lampley, director of Engineering and Technical Support, the 2011 Energy Management Award.

Rand Hall improvements win 2011 Energy Management Achievement award

May 4, 2011 — Vanderbilt University has been awarded the 2011 Energy Management Achievement award by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers and the Center for Energy Efficiency at Middle Tennessee State University. The award recognized recent energy efficiency improvements to Rand Hall. Plant Operations improved the heating and cooling system and upgraded the building...... KEEP READING »

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