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  • The Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) features LED lighting throughout, low-flow plumbing fixtures, energy-efficient HVAC and glazing on some south-facing windows that self-dims as sun exposure increases, minimizing heat gain and glare. Also significant was construction of the building atop an existing parking garage, avoiding consumption of green space and introducing new sources of vegetation to the site on the north-facing slope.
  • As part of an institution-wide drive toward creating a more sustainable campus, the university president recently announced that NYU will no longer purchase single-use plastic water bottles, effective January 1, 2020. The new policy is expected to reduce waste by over 330,000 plastic water bottles per year. The plastic bottle policy was one of several sustainability-focused initiatives. Other initiatives include replacing fossil fuel vehicles with electric vehicles, reducing "k-cup" waste, and making events more sustainable.
  • The city of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the university will soon embark on a collaborative community outreach effort as each entity begins to update their greenhouse gas reduction targets and develop climate action plans. To enable broad community engagement and participation in informing these commitments, the three organizations are coordinating their outreach efforts across their sustainability offices and encouraging residents, businesses and area stakeholders to get involved.

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  • Call for Proposals Open

    Proposal submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed "Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy" and being held in Spokane on Oct. 27 - 30. Submit your proposal today and join us as tackle the root cause for the continued ... More
  • Call for Webinar Proposals Now Open

    Submit a proposal for an opportunity to present an AASHE webinar next year! Proposals will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 2 at 11:59 p.m. ET and can cover a variety of topics at any level (introductory, immediate and advanced). More
  • STARS Top Performers Announced

    Read the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index and find the top-performing colleges and universities as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The report also highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives from institutions ... More

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