Empowering Communities with Renewable Energy


A while back we were approached by former UR student, Nicholas James. Since moving on from the University, Nicholas spent time volunteering to install wind turbines in rural communities in Peru that were previously without electricity. His experience inspired him… Read More

Steam Green: Cogen Plant a Sustainable Alternative


These past few months, undoubtedly, many have sought warmth and relief from the outside air within the University of Rochester campus buildings. Many years ago, the University heated those buildings on campus by burning coal and distributing steam…. Read More

An Ecofriendly End of the Year


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


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


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