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New boilers increase energy efficiency, reliability at NC State

02.18.2014 |

Energy will be supplied to NC State University buildings more reliably and efficiently thanks to the completion of a major boiler upgrade at Yarbrough Drive Steam Plant


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NC State sustainability fund offers $30,000 in grants

02.03.2014 |

NC State sustainability fund offers $30,000 in grants If you have an idea that would make NC State leaner, smarter, stronger and more sustainable, the newly-created Sustainability Fund is accepting project proposals for up to $30,000 in grant funding for campus sustainability projects. Through March 17, NC State students, faculty and staff can submit proposals […]


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New campus recycling program converts grease to biofuel

01.27.2014 |

Ceasing the grease on campus and turning it into biofuel.


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Students pilot plastic bag recycling on campus

01.23.2014 |

NC State students, faculty and staff can now recycle plastic bags on campus.


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NC State’s Winter Break Energy Savings Top $288,000

01.22.2014 |

NC State’s Winter Break Energy Savings Top $288,000 NC State University students, faculty and staff pulled the plug, hit the switch and saved the university $288,590 in avoided energy costs during winter break, Dec. 21, 2013 – Jan. 1, 2014. A campus-wide energy conservation program facilitated by NC State’s Energy Management Office, the Winter Holiday Energy […]


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Students compost, recycle toward a waste-free Krispy Kreme Challenge

01.21.2014 |

Students compost, recycle toward a waste-free Krispy Kreme Challenge On Feb. 8, approximately 8,000 people will embark on a road race like none other – running five miles and eating a dozen hot glazed doughnuts in less than an hour – at the 10th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge. But what you may not know about […]


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Students live, learn sustainably in new campus EcoVillage

01.06.2014 |

Students live, learn sustainably in new campus EcoVillage It can take a village to best learn about sustainability. And that’s what drew 63 NC State University students from varied backgrounds and majors to EcoVillage, a new on-campus, sustainability-focused living and learning community based out of Bragaw Residence Hall. “[Before EcoVillage] I really didn’t know what areas […]


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Campus prepares for winter holiday energy savings

12.11.2013 |

Campus prepares for winter holiday energy savings Facing a $1.5 million reduction in its utility budget, NC State University is extending its annual Winter Holiday Energy-Saving Initiative as a major cost-saving effort. During the winter holiday when most of campus is closed, NC State saves energy by lowering temperatures in most campus buildings and turning […]


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NC State innovative campus garden earns City of Raleigh award

11.22.2013 |

A student-designed and constructed landscape is yet another example of NC State’s campus becoming a living lab for students.


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Engineering student’s design reduces NC State water use

11.12.2013 |

Engineering student’s design reduces NC State water use NC State will save up to 5 million gallons of water per year thanks to a water recovery project designed by a student intern working at the university’s Cates Central Utility Plant. This summer Blake Henard, a mechanical engineering student at the University of South Carolina, came […]


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