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March 17, 2014

The Green Campus Partnership awarded one Fall 2013 Green Fund Grant to a group of students in Penn School of Engineering and Applied Science for their idea of bringing gamification...Read more »

March 17, 2014

The Green Campus Partnership is improving its outreach to Penn faculty. An activity that began last year with conversations with individual faculty around the University has grown into group discussions about what...Read more »

March 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...Read more »

March 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 &...Read more »

March 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 Climate Action Plan...Read more »

March 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 store rainwater....Read more »

March 17, 2014

On Friday, February 21, the Athletics Eco-Reps had a great win for sustainability with a Zero-waste Basketball Game. Nearly 20 volunteers spent the evening helping Quaker fans to sort all...Read more »

March 17, 2014

As a small city of more than 30,000 people, Penn daily produces a large amount  waste – some of it headed for recycling, some of it for compost, and, yes,...Read more »

March 17, 2014

Best Workplaces for CommutersSM, a program designed to encourage sustainable transportation innovation, has named Penn one of the most commuter-friendly universities in the nation. Organized by the National Center for...Read more »

March 17, 2014

Penn Purchasing Services announced in February the availability of a new discount pricing agreement with Wash Cycle Laundry, Inc., a University-preferred supplier of sustainable laundry services.

Wash Cycle Laundry uses...Read more »

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The operation of buildings contributes to 30-40% of total global energy use.

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