Energy Management--Renewable Energy

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Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K-12 Schools. Details best practices for financing and installing photovoltaic (PV) systems on school buildings. The report focuses on financial options developed specifically for renewable energy and energy... 09/30/2011
Solar Secure Schools: Stategies and Guidelines. Explores possibilities for schools to have more stable energy costs because they derive a portion of their electricity from solar panels. Large numbers of solar power systems are already being... 12/31/2005
Solar Success at Colorado State Colorado State University's major renewable campus project includes large solar installations. 12/31/2011
Solar-Powered Waste Collection. Describes solar-powered recycling compactors that can retain large amounts of recyclables in a normal-sized bin. The example of their deployment at Georgetown University is used to describe their... 03/31/2011
Something New Under the Sun: Lagunitas School District's Fast and Cheap Solar Program. Documents the very intricate steps towards obtaining financing for sustainable energy in Marin County, California. Income from community foundations, construction financing lines of credit, and... 12/31/2007
Sunlighting the Way: University Solar Fields on the Rise. Describes significant photovoltaic installations at Colorado State University and the University of Arizona. Bidding, contracting, and funding issues are discussed, as are the benefits and the... 02/28/2011
Sunny Future. Discusses incentives for schools to incorporate solar and other forms of renewable energy into their facilities. These include energy savings, grants, and other forms of financial assistance. Two... 03/31/2008
Sunpower for Schoolkids. Discusses photovoltaic systems for schools, including how they work and are configured, how they may be incorporated or applied to the building, and their economic benefits. 12/31/2007
Sustainability Theory and Educational Facilities. The focus of this comparative case study was to test, discern, and document whether the theory of the construct of sustainability, specifically in the area of renewable energy systems, could be... 12/31/2001
Sustainable Education: Community Colleges as Environmental Champions. This article describes how community colleges, as educational institutions, play a central role in the sustainability movement and in the battle against climate change. They are building new green... 03/31/2008
Sustainable Facilities: Strategies for Today's Economy. Advises on engaging in and funding sustainability initiatives on higher education campuses. Programs that are eligible for federal support are described, with an emphasis on those that conserve... 03/31/2009
Teaching Moment. Profiles the Germantown Friends School's new science center, a highly sustainable building employing photovoltaics, fresh air ventilation, geothermal heating and cooling, a vegetative roof,... 11/17/2009
Techniques: Going Green. This issue of Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers covers the growing role that career and technical education plays in efforts to increase energy and environmental sustainability. Article... 03/31/2009
The 800-Pound Gorilla: The Threat and Taming of Global Climate Change. Provides two case studies examining the current and future consequences of continued global warming at the current business-as-usual pace and at a decreased (new alternative forms of energy) level.... 02/29/2008
The Business Case for Renewable Energy: A Guide for Colleges and Universities. Examines how colleges and universities are saving money and even making money with renewable energy, which includes solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower. They can either build a renewable... 12/31/2005
The Elements of a Healthy Campus. Describes conservation efforts at three higher education institutions: intensive composting at Bastyr University, a wind turbine a Macalester College, and water reclamation at Sonoma State University. 09/30/2010
The Energy Smart Guide to Campus Cost Savings. Rebuild America is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy that focuses on energy-savings solutions as community solutions. This guide focuses on colleges and universities. Each chapter spells out... 05/31/2003
The Geothermal Heat Pump Alternative - The Neff Experience. The John Henry Neff Schools (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) underwent a renovation of the elementary school and conversion of the high school as well as creating a 15,500 square foot connector between the... 09/30/1998
The Solar College: Generating Savings with Green Technologies. Describes how Santa Barbara City College has shaved $650,000 off of its energy expenses with a few strategic moves, including solar panels that double as cover for parking and Web-based software for... 05/11/2011
The Sun's Joules: What is Renewable Energy? An Introduction to The Sun's Joules CD-ROM and Energy Education Program. This guide accompanies a compact disk that provides a comprehensive collection of information resources. The compact disk is organized according to energy sources and cross-referenced to issues that... 12/31/1996
The Surges of Green Power. Describes the back-and-forth advancement of clean energy resources, largely due to its higher cost and lower affordability during economic slowdowns. Examples of current commitments to renewable... 01/31/2010
Thinking Green Mindset Changes That Make a Difference Shares ideas that have resulted in changes in the way campuses think about food, water, energy consumption, and solar energy. Sections include: 1) water woes: eliminating wasteful habits; 2) dining... 05/31/2012
Underfloor for High-Tech Campus. Describes the under-the-floor HVAC system at Des Moines Area community College that takes advantage of the raised floor created for power and technology cabling. A nearby pond assists with geothermal... 04/30/2004
Wind for Schools Affiliate Programs. Provides information on Wind for Schools programs for individual schools or for state wide initiatives. Explains available support from the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy... 11/30/2009
Wind for Schools Project Power System Brief. Provides an overview of the system components of a Wind Powering America Wind for Schools project. The basic system configuration incorporates a single SkyStream™ wind turbine, a 70-ft guyed tower,... 04/30/2009