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Nov 7,2009

Mark Alan Hughes, Philadelphia Daily News -- When John Heisman coached football at Franklin Field in the 1920s (yes, the namesake of the Heisman Trophy played and coached at Penn), it was...Read more »

Nov 7,2009

The University of Pennsylvania officially broke ground Friday, Nov. 6, for its 24-acre Penn Park, a $46 million project at the eastern edge of campus that features open space, athletic fields and...Read more »

Nov 6,2009

Susan Snyder, Philadelphia Inquirer -- Penn's 24-acre park will replace asphalt with fields and trails. The University of Pennsylvania will begin construction today of its epic 24-acre...Read more »

Oct 8,2009

In July, some 60 staff members from Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES), the School of Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science and Dining Services...Read more »

Oct 8,2009

By capturing rainwater and reducing it slowly over time, Penn's green roofs lessen the burden on the West Philadelphia sewer system, while providing several additional environmental benefits....Read more »

Mar 6,2009

Philadelphia Inquirer -- In a city struggling for some good news, it was welcome timing for the University of Pennsylvania to announce plans to spend $40 million to convert 14 acres of...Read more »

Mar 3,2009

Vernon Clarkat, Philadelphia Inquirer -- A 14-acre stretch of former U.S. Postal Service parking lots in West Philadelphia is set to get a green makeover, transforming it to open space...Read more »

Sep 30,2008

"The Penn Connects plan recommends a “sustainable approach to development, with a particular focus on the opportunities available in the east campus expansion area."
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Sep 24,2008

"The Horticulture Center Complex will be the first green building at the 167-acre arboretum, ... The new center will seek LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council."
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