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Northwestern Students Building a Greener Home

Jul 27, 2017
This summer, a dedicated team of students is busy building House by Northwestern, Northwestern University’s first entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The team is excited to see their design for a solar powered house coming together in advance of the competition, which will take place in Denver in September.
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Northwestern Wins the Bike Commuter Challenge

Jul 27, 2017
For the second year running, Northwestern won its category in the Bike Commuter Challenge, an event designed to celebrate and promote cycling as a healthy and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Northwestern cyclists logged more miles than any other participating team, riding nearly 8,300 miles during the friendly two-week competition among companies and organizations.
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Saving Energy in Labs with Better Ventilation

Jul 27, 2017
The laboratories on Northwestern’s campus turn out cutting edge research, and they also use a lot of energy. Recently, the Facilities Management team worked with the Office for Research Safety to make upgrades to the ventilation systems that will maintain healthy air quality while cutting energy consumption in labs.
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Reducing Waste and Doing Good when Moving Out

Jul 27, 2017
Each spring when students move out of campus residences, the sustainNU team collects food and clothing for donation through the “Take It or Leave It” program. The program reduces waste while benefiting local charities. This year, nearly 10,000 pounds of goods were collected for donation.
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