An Ecofriendly End of the Year

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The holiday season is a very special time of year to engage in festivities and show others we care. However, the environment is often left in the wake of the end-of-year excitement. Christmas lights that illuminate living rooms and decorate houses demand extra electricity…. Read More

Student’s Corner

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In 2013, O’Brien Hall, one of the newer residence halls on campus, was awarded LEED Gold Certification. While this may seem on the surface may seem minimal, the reality is quite the opposite. LEED, a program (Leadership in… Read More

Economizing Efficiency with NYSERDA Project Payoffs

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Imagine if you could get paid for being environmentally friendly. Many states give financial rewards for eco-friendly practices and energy conservation. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, or NYSERDA, provides financial incentives for businesses and… Read More

3 Ways Students Can Save Money by Going Digital

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The average cost of attending a four year public college in 1981 was approximately $4,000, according to The National Center for Education Statistics. College costs have more than quadrupled since then, making life for students a struggle. Instead… Read More

LED’s Illuminate Rush Rhees Dome

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Generating electricity for lighting can be costly, energy inefficient, and harmful to the environment, as it requires burning fossil fuels, releasing pollutants into the air. To combat these effects and keep the University of Rochester sustainable, Facilities Manager… Read More