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Penn President Amy Gutmann introduces Climate Action Plan 2.0, which serves as Penn’s blueprint for environmental excellence.

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Mar 5,2014

After four weeks of turning off unneeded lights, unplugging unused devices, layering up to warm up, and other creative means to conserve electricity, the champions have been named in Penn’s 2014...Read more »

Nov 5,2013

Penn’s Facilities & Real Estate Services Division works continually enhance the retail offerings at Penn and respond to changing market conditions. Student and community interest in an...Read more »

Apr 22,2013

The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has finished in first place in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s nationwide College and University Green Power Challenge.Read more »

Aug 14,2014

The University issues “Red Day” notifications when hot summer days are predicted to spike regional electricity demand. During these times, usually between 2 and 6 PM, everyone on campus is...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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Jun 18,2014

Today, June 18, from 3PM –6PM is expected to be a “RED” day.  That means, it is very likely that one of the summer’s peak 5 hours of electricity use will occur during that time.  Therefore, we...Read more »

Mar 17,2014

After four weeks of turning off unneeded lights, unplugging unused devices, layering up to warm up, and other creative means to conserve electricity, the champions have been named in Penn’s 2014...Read more »

Mar 17,2014

How do you get people in our 24-7 connected society to decrease their electricity use? Acting as cheerleaders for their buildings in this year’s Power Down Challenge, Penn’s Staff & Faculty...Read more »

Mar 17,2014

Recognized as one of the world’s most attractive urban campuses, Penn is home to significant achievements in planning, landscape design, and architecture. The University’s commitment to its ...Read more »

Mar 17,2014

In an article on the Philadelphia Water Department program, Green City, Clean Waters, Shoemaker Green was profiled as a green infrastructure system designed to both reduce runoff and...Read more »

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