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

Mar. 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...

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Vanderbilt Central Library earns gold for ‘green’ renovation

Mar. 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...

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

Feb. 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...

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VSG takes a stand on sustainability

Nov. 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...

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A sustainable Vanderbilt

Sep. 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...

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Green Building Council lauds One Hundred Oaks project

Jun. 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...

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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...

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Buttrick lighting upgrade saves 34 metric tons of GHG emissions

Dec. 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...

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Vanderbilt improves grade on College Sustainability Report Card 2011

Nov. 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...

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Vanderbilt receives “B” in sustainability report card

Oct. 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...

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