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"SCU Unplugged" kicks off the Energy Challenge

Posted on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
We are in the midst of the 4th annual Residence Energy Challenge, taking place in February. The Challenge kicked off with "SCU Unplugged," featuring Supertonic, The JurassiC, & The Vanities. Show your enthusiasm: post on the Sustainability at SCU Facebook page, mention @sustainablescu on Twitter, and tag #sustainablescu in Instagram. Read about the event & get ready for the month-long Energy Challenge! Read More »

New Graham residence hall set to achieve LEED Gold certification

Posted on Friday, Sep. 14, 2012
After its completion this September, the new Graham residence hall is set to achieve a US Green Building Council LEED Gold certification in sustainable design. Read about Graham's sustainable features and how LEED Gold certification is quickly becoming the standard for new buildings on campus. Read More »

Energy Challenge

Posted on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
Santa Clara University's Office of Sustainability partnered with the Housing Office to hold the 3rd Annual Energy Challenge this quarter. On-campus residents are competing throughout the Winter quarter to reduce their building's energy consumption. Residents in the building that reduces its energy use the most compared to its historical average will be the winners! The competition is really heating up as residents try to beat last year's savings. Read More »

News

Posted on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
Members of the University community gathered together to celebrate the Locatelli Center's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) award on November 28th. The building's LEED Gold plaque is displayed at the first floor entrance of the building. This is the first LEED certification for SCU. ALSO THIS MONTH: Holiday Wish Drive | 2nd Annual Eco-Fashion Show call for designers | The Story of Broke Read More »

Conner Mulrooney, Class of 2012

Posted on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Conner's work has impacted the Santa Clara community by placing convenient and accessible water filter stations in heavily trafficked areas of campus such as in Benson, Malley Fitness Center, and all residence halls. Conner's work is receiving strong recognition from the community and he's proud that the water filling stations are getting good use and actually working to reduce the amount of plastic water bottles on campus. Read More »

Sustainability Teach-In, featuring David Orr, Ph.D.

Posted on Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
Santa Clara's sustainability teach-in will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of Earth Week. The goal of the week is to spur dialogue about issues related to sustainability and environmental justice. The Commons at Kennedy Mall will host open classrooms, where faculty from several disciplines will lecture on a variety of sustainability-related topics, open to all. Events will also take place at Mayer Theatre and the Learning Commons. Read More »

Residence Energy Challenge

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
The Residence Energy Challenge is making a big impression across campus. Open to off-campus residents, the Challenge is a way for students to get involved with sustainability and learn how to save energy. The Housing Office is sponsoring the grand prize; winning residents choose from: a communal Nintendo Wii or PlayStation, tickets to a Giants game (10 tickets/ton CO2 avoided) or a donation of water filters to a Honduras village in the name of the winning building's residents. The winning off-campus house will be reimbursed for its electricity bills during the Challenge. Read More »

Did You Know?

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
In 2008, Santa Clara University began painting building exteriors with a coating system that reflects heat from the invisible portion of the light spectrum. Read More »

News and Events

Posted on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
The Residence Energy Challenge | Living Green in the Neighborhood | Winter in the Forge Community Garden | Alternative Bike Parking | Free screening of FRESH | Speaker: Joel Salatin | 1st Annual Eco-Fashion Show | Save Caltrain Summit Read More »

News

Posted on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
New Agenda | Eco-Apartments | Frugal Innovation | Sustainable Engineering | STARS | Grand Reunion | Campus Sustainability Week | Empowered Partnerships | Apples | Sustainability and Jesuits | White House Solar Panels | Prop 23 Read More »