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Dec 7,2009

Beginning the week of December 21, Penn will hold the inaugural Power Down Challenge across the University in an effort to eliminate unnecessary energy consumption over Winter Break....Read more »

Dec 7,2009

Rodin College House has begun a pilot of wireless occupancy sensors that determine the potential for improved heating and cooling efficiency in College Houses across the campus. 

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Dec 5,2009

Alison Go, Wharton Energy Club -- The Wharton Energy Club's third annual Wharton Energy Conference on October 30 featured speakers and panelists from nearly every industry and functional role....Read more »

Oct 8,2009

Over the summer of 2009, Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES), Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS), and University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) continued a 2008...Read more »

Feb 27,2009

"Vice President Joe Biden went on a morning tour of operations at the University of Pennsylvania, which has cut energy use by 15%.

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May 6,2008

"We are proud to expand our sizeable commitment to clean and renewable wind energy," President Amy Gutmann said."
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Apr 30,2008

"The Ivy League purchased a total of 222 million kilowatt-hours of green electricity, with the University of Pennsylvania alone accounting for 193 million kilowatt-hours,...Read more »

Apr 28,2008

By the completion of our sustainability plan in 2009, we expect to unveil additional programs including continued participation in sustainable energy," Anne Papageorge, Vice President for...Read more »

Apr 4,2006

"Through this environmental stewardship, we can continue to raise the awareness of our students and the community about alternative fuel options."
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Apr 21,2003

In September 2002, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection honored the University for its commitment to alternative energy...Read more »

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Penn was presented with the Office Depot Special Recognition Award for the University’s sustainable purchasing practices in 2013.

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