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Energy Consumption on College Campuses Down 8% Since 2007

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Mar 17, 2017 3:00:00 AM

New report focuses on environmental impacts of college facilities across entire lifecycle of buildings.

GUILFORD, Conn., Feb. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The amount of energy consumed in the operations of higher education institutions in the U.S. has declined by 8 percent and related emissions per square foot are down 14 percent from a 2007 baseline, according to a new report released today by Sightlines and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Sustainability Institute.

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Britain's Blunder in Cutting Solar Incentives Offers Warning to U.S. States

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Mar 7, 2017 2:06:03 PM

Globally, solar installations are roaring ahead, up 50 percent in just one year, but Britain's installations just dropped by half, thanks to anti-solar policies.

As reported by The Guardian this morning:

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Sustainable Remediation Training Course Available Online

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Mar 7, 2017 1:19:09 PM

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Research Finds Home Swimming Pools Likely to Contain 2 Gallons of Urine, Along with Sweat, Skin Care Products and Bodily Fluids

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 2, 2017 12:02:16 PM

That special, sweet smell of heavily used chlorine pools is getting a boost from human fluids.

Researchers set out to determine what causes the “sweetening” odors associated with chlorine swimming pools, but eventually narrowed their analysis to the percent of urine and other human secretions. The estimate of 2 gallons per pool is extrapolated from commercial pools, found to contain 20 gallons of urine, on average

Here’s the complete report, a bit techniical, but full of interesting data:

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