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Marriott Hotel

Free Tool Compares Hotels’ Water, Carbon Footprints

The hotel industry will be able to compare energy and water use, as well as carbon footprint, using a new tool from the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Developed by researchers Howard Chong and Eric Ricaurte, the Hotel Sustainability Tool 2015 is available from the CHR at no … Read more »

Sustainability Salaries on the Rise

Sustainability Salaries on the Rise

Sustainability staff in higher education are making more money this year compared to three years ago, according to a report from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The 2015 Salaries & Status of Sustainability Staff in Higher Education report finds an overall trend toward slightly … Read more »

St George's Tower

GPT Improves Sodexo’s Recycling, Waste Management

GPT Waste Management has helped Sodexo save about £4,000 ($6,190) in six months by improving recycling and waste management at college facilities in the UK. Sodexo manages the International Study Centres facilities at St. Georges Tower, which is comprised of 164 student accommodation studios and some small college facilities in … Read more »

UCI solar

UC Irvina Tops Sierra’s Annual College Ranking

The University of California, Irvine, for the second year in a row tops Sierra magazine’s ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of America’s “greenest” colleges and universities. UCI took the top spot for diverting more than 80 percent of campus waste from landfills and using clean energy. The UC system has … Read more »

Innovyze

Free Water Modeling Software for Universities

Innovyze, which develops business analytics software and technologies for smart water infrastructure, is making available its GIS-centric water and wastewater modeling software free to students and professors at higher education institutions worldwide. This special student edition of both InfoWater and InfoSWMM, limited to 60 links, is designed to provide universities … Read more »

Penn State

Penn State Taps Evoqua Water Treatment for $62M Upgrade

Evoqua Water Technologies will provide Penn State University with a water treatment system as part of a $62 million project to provide clean water to the university. The adsorption systems systems remove organic contaminants through 12, 12-foot diameter high-pressure vessels (HP1230SYS). In addition to the adsorption systems, Evoqua will also … Read more »

New Resource Center Provides Help for Sustainability Challenges

Environmental Leader announces the launch of a new resource center designed to help those in the fields of environmental and sustainability management successfully translate global sustainability challenges into opportunities that result in a real competitive advantage. The UL Environment Resource Center shows companies how to differentiate themselves as leaders in the industry and in society, secure competitive … Read more »

$859M Savings on Water, Energy Available with Performance Contracting

$859M Savings on Water, Energy Available with Performance Contracting

Western states’ public schools and governments can save $859 million annually by using performance contracting to implement water management and energy conservation measures, according to a market study by Western Resource Advocates and McKinstry. The report, Tapping the Power of the Market: Financial, Energy and Water Savings, and New Revenue … Read more »

Beacon AMA

Smart Water Network Saves UC Merced More Than 1M Gallons of Water Annually

The University of California Merced has reported a more than 23 percent reduction in water consumption since implementing a Badger Meter smart water network in 2011. The Beacon Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) system has helped the university save several million of gallons from leaks detected by the network’s near real-time … Read more »

9 Reasons Your Sustainability Communications Fail

Sustainability leaders have to talk – a lot. Sometimes they speak at conferences, other times they speak to clients, or they might even write a guest article for a website. Regardless of the audience or platform, if you’re in sustainability, you have to communicate. But every so often communications can … Read more »

IBM, Carnegie Mellon Expect $2M Savings from Smart Buildings Partnership

IBM, Carnegie Mellon Expect $2M Savings from Smart Buildings Partnership

Carnegie Mellon University and IBM have launched the first cloud-based analytics partnership for smarter buildings. The university expects to save about 10 percent on utilities, nearly $2 million annually, when the IBM system is fully deployed across 36 buildings on its Pittsburgh campus.