Posts by Michele Madia

Zero Energy Buildings & DES

Webinar:¬† September 26, 2019 Click here to view the¬†archived copy of the webinar Zero Energy Buildings & District Energy Systems: A case study from Spokane Currently under construction in Spokane, WA, “Catalyst” is at the leading edge of certified Zero Energy buildings, with a wide array of deeply innovative technologies to reduce environmental impacts while […]

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  • Renewable Energy

BYOP Climate & Energy Workshop

Boston University, ENGIE, Second Nature and Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission hosted a peer-to-peer seminar / workshop on Climate and Energy issues for Campus Decision-makers in July 2019 at BU’s campus in Boston. The half-day program focused on sharing of ideas and intelligence so that campus leaders could be more effective in their decision making with […]

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  • Cross-Sector Climate Action
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  • Second Nature Team

A Learning Program at the Siemens Ingenuity Center

During the Spring Term, Second Nature in partnership with Siemens hosted a half-day program for finance, facilities and sustainability professionals at Chicago-area campuses. These campuses each face unique sets of challenges and opportunities as the decision makers try to realize climate commitments. As buildings and campuses grow more complex, opportunities to leverage new, and existing, technologies […]

  • Climate Commitments
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  • Cross-Sector Climate Action
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Trends and Statistics in Campus Carbon Offset Purchases

Higher education institutions engage in many different types of emission reduction activities to achieve campus carbon neutrality. Recently, many schools have become interested in purchasing carbon offsets to counteract their unavoidable travel-related Scope 3 emissions. Data Analysis I looked at the data that Signatories, higher ed institutions that have signed commitments to climate action, reported […]

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  • Climate Action
  • Climate Commitments
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CORSIA and Campus Air Travel

Aviation is a significant contributor to climate change. Emissions from aviation continue to grow. In fact, CO2 emissions from international aviation have increased by 83% since 1990. However, it is challenging to address the issue since most people cannot give up traveling completely. This is one of the reasons for CORSIA, the Carbon Offsetting and […]

  • Carbon Offsets
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Community Resilience Building with Eastern Connecticut State University

One of the questions we hear most from schools that are beginning implementation of the Climate or Resilience Commitment is: what does it mean to work with my community? The Commitments ask signatories to reach beyond the campus boundary and build climate resilience with the surrounding neighborhood, town, or city. The first step in doing […]

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