Construction contributing to sustainability

November 6, 2008

Curious what is going on with all the construction by the Bell Tower? And how all that construction will contribute to sustainability at UNC? The short answer is that in addition to a 710-car parking deck, a 25,000-ton chilled water plant, and a new Genome Science Laboratory Building, the Bell…

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Where does NC’s energy come from?

November 5, 2008

With all the talk of America’s energy future in the recent election, it is important for us all to understand our state’s current energy situation. Did you know: North Carolina’s electricity consumption is among the highest in the Nation. North Carolina is one of the top nuclear power producers in…

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LEED buildings near you?

November 4, 2008

On the heels of yesterday’s post about LEED Platinum buildings in North Carolina, we’ve received a number of requests for information on other LEED certified buildings in the area. If you, too, are interested in learning what projects in your area may be LEED certified, I recommend you consult the…

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LEED Platinum

November 3, 2008

Currently in construction is the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s new Visitor Center. Designed to reflect the conservation mission of the Botanical Garden, it is incorporating a number of “green” features and aspiring to LEED Platinum certification. Want to see how another North Carolina building earned LEED Platinum? Check out the…

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Real Men go green!

October 31, 2008

Today is Halloween. In case you don’t already know, this is a REALLY FUN DAY here in Chapel Hill! So in keeping with the celebratory spirit, here’s an entertaining (and thought provoking!) post for today: So what makes a man a man? Being manly, of course! And nothing in more…

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October 23, 2008

Don’t forget the big Sustainability Celebration this afternoon! Join us from 4-7 PM at the Rams Head Center for acoustic music, organic food samples, and lots of great information from student & university groups. This is your chance to have fun, get informed, and get involved! If you can’t make…

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Campus Sustainability Days are here!

October 20, 2008

What are you doing this Wednesday-Friday, Oct 22-24? UNC will be celebrating Campus Sustainability Days with events and activities all around campus, and you are invited to join in the fun! All events are FREE and open to the public. The big live music, free food, “get involved” fair will…

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Chancellor Thorp: Sustainability is “part of our culture.”

October 17, 2008

When Chancellor Moeser stepped down after 8 successful years leading UNC, he left a strong legacy of institutionalizing sustainable practices and policies at UNC. During his tenure as chancellor, UNC developed a Sustainability Office, implemented a university-wide Sustainability Policy, signed the Community Carbon Reduction Pledge and American College & University…

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UNC scores B+ for sustainability

September 25, 2008

The Sustainable Endowments Institute has just released its 2009 College Sustainability Report Card. This year, UNC was again designated a “Campus Sustainability Leader,” as its overall grade improved from a B- in 2008 to a B+. Only 15 schools in Canada and the US received an A-, the highest grade…

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UNC Recognized as National Leader in Campus Sustainability

September 11, 2008

2008 has been a banner year for sustainability at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! Since the formation of the Sustainability Coalition in 1999, Carolina has invested tremendous resources towards teaching, researching, and building for a sustainable future. By institutionalizing sustainable values, funding sustainable development, and engaging campus…

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