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August 26, 2015

With the launch of the 2009 Climate Action Plan, Penn began a building-level metering initiative on campus that included steam, chilled water, and advanced electricity meters. Having accurate, frequent measurement...Read more »

August 26, 2015

The composting industry in our region is going through significant changes that are having an impact on Penn’s solid waste management processes. Foremost is the closure of the Wilmington Organics...Read more »

August 24, 2015

carbon footprint: The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

One of the most ambitious...Read more »

August 24, 2015

Since 2009, the Eco-Reps program has engaged Penn students as peer educators, campaign organizers, and sustainability champions. Starting this fall, the Sustainability Office is introducing a new feature of the...Read more »

August 24, 2015

To improve environmental practices for building renovation projects across campus, the Office of the University Architect has published guidelines for all phases of applicable renovation projects, related to project design,...Read more »

August 24, 2015

Nearly 47,000 pounds of clothing and household goods were donated by Penn students when they moved out last May – and it all went to Goodwill, thanks to volunteers with...Read more »

August 24, 2015

Composting bins arrived for the retail restaurants along 40th Street in April, so that these businesses might begin to align their operations with the Waste Minimization recommendations in the Climate Action Plan...Read more »

August 24, 2015

Penn employees welcomed the beginning of warmer weather this spring by getting outdoors for at least 30 minutes each day, as part of the University’s 2015 30x30 Challenge. ...Read more »

August 12, 2015

Applications are open for Penn Student Eco-Reps – the deadline is August 30. Penn Eco-Reps is an environmental leadership program that promotes sustainable lifestyles across Penn’s communities. Read more »

June 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...Read more »

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As of November 2014, 80 offices on Penn’s campus have completed the Green Office Certification program.

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