RecycleMania underway at NC State NC State will compete Feb. 1 – March 28 against universities across the U.S. and Canada in the RecycleMania Tournament, an annual collegiate recycling competition. Each week NC State’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Office will submit total weights for bottles and cans, corrugated cardboard, paper, food service organics and trash […]
Lighting upgrade cuts energy costs at NC State lab At one of the world’s leading mineral labs, NC State engineers now work under brighter, energy-efficient lighting thanks to a recent upgrade that reduced lighting electrical use by 75 percent. In January more than 100 outdated lighting fixtures at the Asheville, N.C.-based NC State Minerals Research […]
Students improve Nelson Hall as part of sustainability class Sure, you could learn about sustainable buildings in a textbook. Or you could learn while doing and improve your college campus at the same time. This past fall, 25 NC State undergraduate and graduate students participated in a new interdisciplinary course that provided real-world experience in […]
The campus utility plant where NC State generates up to 30 percent of its own electricity recently hosted a U.S. Department of Energy meeting that showcased the facility’s energy-saving technology.
Why pay to heat a building when no one is inside?
As campus winds down for winter holiday, energy saving efforts are ramping up.
Greek Life chapters recognized for sustainability efforts Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Zeta Sorority and Sigma Chi Fraternity were awarded the Most Sustainable Chapter award during the annual NC State Greek Life Awards on October 20. The chapters received the recognition for launching a collaborative recycling initiative that encouraged first-year students living on Central Campus […]
One of NC State’s oldest buildings is now certified sustainable.
Campus energy efficiency improves one building at a time Speed isn’t everything in the race to reduce NC State’s energy use and costs. In fact, the latest innovation in the campus energy-saving toolbox shows that slow and steady can also win the cost-saving race. On a campus with buildings as old as 1889 and energy-intensive […]
Wolfpack football’s tailgate recycling program underway for 2014 season After recycling a record 60 tons during last season’s home football games, the Wolfpack is off to another great start in the 2014 season. Sponsored by Waste Industries since 2003, NC State’s WE Recycle program promotes recycling among football fans at Carter-Finley Stadium and the surrounding […]