Energy News

Feb 5,2016

Making electricity visible. That’s the aim of the student-run PennOrb, a startup launched by Penn students two years ago...Read more »

Feb 5,2016

Founded in Fall 2011, Penn Sustainability Review (or PSR) is a student-run, peer-reviewed online and print publication,...Read more »

Jan 30,2016

How does Penn manage energy usage across campus? What are Red Days? Steam and chilled water? Energy at Penn gets...Read more »

Jan 29,2016

One of Penn’s newest environmental groups has certainly made a splash, quite literally that is. With innovative projects like Wetland, a sustainable barge, the Penn Program in the Environmental...Read more »

Jan 25,2016

In its second year, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy is changing the energy landscape and providing a forum for...Read more »

Nov 30,2015

The University of Pennsylvania has joined 213 colleges and universities in signing the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge, an initiative launched by the White House Council of...Read more »

Nov 12,2015

Penn's first Green Purchasing Awards were presented at the annual Purchasing Services Supplier Show on September 30. This new award honors the leading actions of any individual and/or team that...Read more »

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 »

Jun 17,2015

University research labs are known to use a great deal of energy to support research and use large electronic equipment. Lab managers often are looking for ways to reduce energy consumption, and a...Read more »


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