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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 »

UC-Irvine Tops Green Colleges List

UC-Irvine Tops Green Colleges List

The University of California – Irvine jumped from no. 3 to no. 1 in this year’s Sierra Club ranking of green schools, knocking last year’s winner, University of Connecticut, out of the top spot. This was the eighth year for the “Cool Schools” ranking, with more than 150 schools participating. According to … Read more »

UConn Tops Green Colleges Ranking

UConn Tops Green Colleges Ranking

The University of Connecticut tops Sierra Club’s annual green colleges list, jumping from No. 5 to the No. 1 and pushing last year’s “coolest school,” the University of California, Davis, down to No. 4. The University of Connecticut offers more than 600 sustainability-related classes and has reduced its water use … Read more »

Contract Wins: Unilever, BT, CH2M Hill, E-Waste Systems, Siemens

BT has been awarded a three-year extension to its IT outsourcing contract with Unilever. As well as traditional communications, BT is also delivering collaborative services such as audio-conferencing and video-conferencing helping the consumer goods company lower its CO2 emissions and its overall impact on the environment, a key objective of the company’s … Read more »

U.Conn, Johns Hopkins Install QAS Sustainability Software

The University of Connecticut, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University and financial management company National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance will install Quality Attributes Software’s (QAS) sustainable resource and energy management system in their facilities, according to the software company. QAS says IntelliFace can reduce buildings’ costs and carbon footprint by giving … Read more »

UConn Water Reclamation Plant Can Treat ‘Up to 1m Gallons a Day’

The University of Connecticut’s water reclamation facility, scheduled to be operational early next year, will have the capacity to treat up to 1 million gallons of non-potable water per day, according to the UConn blog. The reclaimed water from the $25 million facility will help run the university’s cogeneration plant, … Read more »

UC Davis Ranked No. 1 in Green Colleges List

UC Davis Ranked No. 1 in Green Colleges List

The University of California, Davis tops Sierra Club’s annual “green” colleges list, jumping from No. 8 to the No. 1 spot by diverting about 70 percent of its trash, opening the country’s largest planned zero-net-energy residential community and encouraging bike use on campus. While none of this year’s colleges earned … Read more »