Switch to LED bulbs saves energy, lowers cost of annual winter lights on College Walk
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) gave Columbia University a Gold rating in its 2017 Sustainable Campus Index. Columbia also received top marks in the areas of Research and Transportation.
Columbia University is one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Columbia in the 2017 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges.
With the holidays approaching and many of us planning to spend some time away from campus, Columbia University Facilities and Operations would like to remind you that you can help save energy and prevent loss or damage of your property while you are out and throughout the winter.
Read this article for a few simple things you can do to help before leaving your home or office for the holiday season.
Columbia’s Zagster bike share program has expanded to the Manhattanville campus.
Columbia Print has introduced 100 percent recycled paper for all stationery orders. This means that all letterhead, envelopes, and business cards will be printed on 100 percent recycled paper at no extra cost. By making this eco-friendly change, Columbia Print will reduce its carbon footprint by approximately 15,000 pounds of emissions over the next year.
Facilities and Operations is holding the next Clean + Go Green Event at the Morningside campus from Thursday December 7 to Friday December 8, 2017. We will make large bins available across campus, at no cost to you, for the recycling, reuse or proper disposal of large unwanted items.
Gerrard Bushell, president and CEO of DASNY, joined Colin Redhead, deputy treasurer of Columbia University and other Columbia officials on a walkthrough of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center and Lenfest Center for the Arts at Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus.
Columbia University Facilities and Operations Wins Energy Industry Award For Entire Northeast Region
The accolades for Columbia University’s district energy system and related energy initiatives continued when The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) named Columbia University winner of the Institutional Energy Management for the entire northeast region covering ten states from Delaware up to Maine. The AEE, a nonprofit professional Association of over 18,000 members, presented the award to Columbia along with other award winners at the 40th annual World Energy Engineering Congress in Atlanta in late September.
The Jerome L. Greene Science Center and Lenfest Center for the Arts – the first two new buildings constructed at Columbia’s Manhattanville campus – have been awarded LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) under the New Construction rating system.