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Oct 5,2015

Promoting sustainability in the National Parks system is not unlike promoting sustainability at Penn, Penn’s Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps learned at their September 22 meeting. The lunch speaker...Read more »

Aug 24,2015

carbon footprint: The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of...Read more »

Apr 13,2015

A renovation of the first and second floors of Vance Hall has received LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver Certification. This building, located at 3733 Spruce Street, was constructed in 1972 and...Read more »

Apr 13,2015

The Morris Arboretum’s permeable parking lot is being renewed and rededicated after 25 years of service.  The original parking lot used innovative and, for its time, unique construction techniques...Read more »

Dec 2,2014

Wharton Operations announced in September that Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall won the Philadelphia BOMA 2014 TOBY Award – Best of the Best for Green Practices.  The Outstanding Building of...Read more »

Nov 13,2014

The Climate Action Plan 2.0 report released in October 2014 highlighted many achievements on the first five years of Penn's Climate Action Plan, 2009-2014. Read more »

Aug 14,2014

The June issue of the Penn Current, “By the Numbers” took a closer look at the grassy areas and towering...Read more »

Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall
Aug 14,2014

Penn’s campus development plan, Penn Connects, recommends sustainable development for all new projects. Every new building and major renovation project currently under design is...Read more »

Aug 14,2014

Penn’s Landscape Architect, Bob Lundgren, led a walking tour of Penn Park and Shoemaker Green for Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps in June, highlighting how environmental sustainability is practiced...Read more »

Aug 14,2014

The Penn Green Fund is designed to seed innovative ideas in environmental sustainability from Penn students, faculty, and staff. Since 2009, this initiative of Penn’s Green Campus...Read more »


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