Energy News

Jan 20,2011

As Penn students headed off for winter break this December, many took the pledge to turn down, turn off, or unplug appliances in their rooms. Turns out they did more than pledge; their efforts...Read more »

Nov 30,2010

A two-week competition organized by the Fels Institute of Government and funded by a Penn Green Fund grant ended last week after reducing energy consumption in two of the three high rise buildings...Read more »

Sep 23,2010

In an effort to make progress towards the Climate Action Plan goal to reduce campus energy consumption 17% by 2014, Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) has created the Energy...Read more »

Sep 23,2010

The U.S. Department of Energy has designated October as National Energy Awareness Month, so the Green Campus Partnership is advising on the top 10 actions you can incorporate into your daily...Read more »

Jul 26,2010

This summer’s Power Down Challenge held on June 17 proved to be a huge success and exceeded the high expectations of Penn Facilities staff. Conducted by the Green Campus Partnership, in...Read more »

Apr 15,2010

The School of Medicine has made last month’s discussion on green lab practices available online through the University’s MediaSite technology....Read more »

Mar 23,2010

Almanac -- Earth Hour, an initiative launched by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) three years ago, is a global call to action to take responsibility and to get involved in leading the way...Read more »

Feb 4,2010

Heather A. Davis, Penn Current -- Since 1928, the Sigma Chi fraternity has resided in the striking red brick house at 3809 Locust Walk, the home originally built for the Drexel family in...Read more »

Feb 2,2010

Before leaving for Winter Break, 345 residents of Hill College House pledged to “power down and unplug” their lights and appliances, leading Hill to victory in the inaugural College House Power...Read more »

Feb 2,2010

In support of Penn's Climate Action Plan, Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) is now providing electric utility data online in an effort to encourage members of the Penn community...Read more »


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