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COP26 Notes: End of COP26 Reflections

Blog Post

One of the most anticipated COPs – COP26 – has now been over for a few days. Our three Second Nature team members who attended in-person: Tim, Steve, and Noa are all back state-side, and are no longer jet lagged! After giving them some time to reflect on their own COP26 experiences, I followed-up with […]

Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund-2nd RoundUpdated

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SECOND ROUND Congratulations to the Awarded Higher Ed Institutions!     Thank you to the colleges and universities who submitted applications for this round! A tremendous thank you to the application review committee:Susan Kidd, Agnes Scott College | Kaede Kawauchi, Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) | Terri Taylor, Lumina Foundation | Bre’Anna Brooks, Chesapeake Bay Trust […]
  • Campus Leadership
  • Climate Leadership
  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Partnerships
  • Renewable Energy
  • Resilience

Pro Bono Consulting

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Pro Bono Consulting Opportunity   Congratulations to the following colleges and universities who were awarded pro bono consulting! Climate Action Planning:Carleton College (Northfield, MN) Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR) State University of New York: SUNY Cortland (Cortland, NY) and University at Albany (Albany, NY) The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) The University of the […]
  • Campus Leadership
  • Climate Leadership
  • Commitments
  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Partnerships
  • Recognition
  • Renewable Energy
  • Resilience

Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund

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Round One Information Congratulations to the Following Round One Winners: Agnes Scott CollegeDecatur, GA Bard CollegeAnnandale-on-Hudson, NY California State University, ChicoChico, CA Central Community CollegeGrand Island, NE Colgate UniversityHamilton, NY   Institute of American Indian ArtsSanta Fe, NM The University of ArizonaTucson, AZ University at Albany – State University of New YorkAlbany, NY University of […]
  • Campus Leadership
  • Climate Leadership
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
  • Resilience

Greenhouse Gas Inventories: SIMAP a new Partnership with UNH

Webinar

The University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) newly released Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform (SIMAP) provides a simple and comprehensive online tool for measuring and reporting a campus’ carbon footprint. This webinar will introduce you to the SIMAP’s features, including how users of the Campus Carbon Calculator and Carbon Map can transfer data to the new […]
  • Campus Leadership
  • Energy Efficiency

FutureU: Making Choices Today to Ensure Success Tomorrow

Webinar

Hastily constructed buildings. We’ve all been in them. Built quickly during eras of historical growth, no one could ever get a handle on their clunky radiators or leaky windows. And now, 50 years later, we’re saying, “Why didn’t they think about how this was going to work down the road?” This webinar is designed for […]
  • Campus Leadership
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Finance

Getting to Carbon Neutrality at Middlebury in 2016: Round 1 Take-Aways

Blog Post

by Jack Byrne, Director, Office of Sustainability Integration, Middlebury College In December, 2016 Middlebury achieved its goal of carbon neutrality by 2016. This goal had been established by a resolution of the Board of Trustees in 2007. Their commitment followed achievement of an earlier carbon reduction goal and subsequent urging of the College community, after […]
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy

Reducing campus emissions and energy bills through software-based HVAC optimization

Webinar

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) are a big portion of campus energy budgets and carbon emissions. But the combination of aging equipment and ever-tightening budgets means campus facilities departments have to do more with less, resulting in inefficiencies that can get worse over time. Automated closed-loop control of campus HVAC systems can help cut energy costs, reduce […]
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Finance

Untapped Potential in HVAC for Meeting Sustainability Goals

Blog Post

by Steven Horowitz, Optimum Energy When you’re looking at ways to reduce your carbon footprint, options that usually come to mind include more efficient lighting systems, clean-vehicle fleets, and reducing waste and recycling. However, there’s a big opportunity that is often overlooked or given a low priority: optimizing HVAC systems. Chiller plants, boilers, and air […]
  • Energy Efficiency

Developing Carbon Credits on Campus through Clean and Efficient Energy

Webinar

This webinar will introduce the Campus Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency methodology, a carbon credit protocol approved by the Verified Carbon Standard. We will discuss the process for developing a carbon credit project on campus, including how schools can determine if they are eligible to use this methodology. We will also cover the requirements and […]
  • Carbon Offsets
  • Energy Efficiency