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Vanderbilt named Recycler of the Year

Feb. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been recognized by the Tennessee Recycling Coalition as the 2013 Nonprofit Recycler of the Year and for having the 2013 Recycling Video of the Year in the higher education category.

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University saves more than $200,000; Commons Center is Energy Bowl winner

Jan. 23, 2014—Energy conservation measures taken on the Vanderbilt campus during December’s Energy Bowl Challenge resulted in more than $200,000 in energy savings, according to Vanderbilt Plant Operations and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office.

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Vanderbilt’s greenhouse gas emissions down 19 percent since 2008

Oct. 23, 2013—Overall greenhouse gas emissions from the campus and medical center have decreased from 2005 to 2012, even though Vanderbilt has seen significant growth in square footage, staff, students and research dollars.

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Accessibility improvements make navigating campus easier, safer

Aug. 21, 2013—Vanderbilt Plant Operations and Campus Planning have recently completed several projects aimed at improving accessibility on campus.

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Greenhouse gas emissions down 12 percent since 2008

Oct. 24, 2012—Vanderbilt releases updated report to mark Campus Sustainability Day Overall greenhouse gas emissions from Vanderbilt’s campus and medical center have decreased by 12 percent from an all-time high reached in 2008—and by 7 percent from 2005 to 2011—even though the institution has seen significant growth in square footage, staff, students and research dollars over the...

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Vanderbilt achieves highest sustainability rating from ‘The Princeton Review’

Aug. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt University has been named to the 2013 Green Honor Roll by "The Princeton Review." Vanderbilt was one of only 21 universities nationwide to receive the publication's highest possible green rating.

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Vanderbilt continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Oct. 26, 2011—Vanderbilt University has decreased its greenhouse gas emissions per square foot by 18 percent since 2005 despite a 17 percent increase in square footage, according to a new report prepared by Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office.

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Bridge over 21st Avenue South is open

Aug. 9, 2011—The bridge for walkers over 21st Avenue South at Edgehill Avenue has reopened to foot traffic. Workers have been adding drainage, replacing the concrete surface and and doing other work on the bridge, said Mark Petty, assistant vice chancellor for plant operations. The project is not competed, but the remaining work can be accomplished off-hours,...

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Bridge over 21st Avenue South to close for maintenance

Jul. 5, 2011—The bridge for walkers over 21st Avenue South at Edgehill Avenue will be closed most of July for maintenance. The closing begins Saturday, July 9. It is scheduled to reopen Monday, Aug. 1. Workers will add drainage, replace the concrete surface and do other work on the metal bridge, said Mark Petty, assistant vice chancellor...

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Cicadas affect campus cooling systems

Jun. 1, 2011—Many buildings on campus are having problems with cooling systems, and cicadas are to blame, said Mark Petty, assistant vice chancellor for plant operations. He explained that the slow-moving insects that emerged in Middle Tennessee by the scores over the past few weeks in order to mate, lay eggs and then die, have interfered with...

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Rand Hall improvements win 2011 Energy Management Achievement award

May. 2, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been awarded the 2011 Energy Management Achievement award by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers and the Center for Energy Efficiency at Middle Tennessee State University. The award recognized recent energy efficiency improvements to Rand Hall.  Plant Operations improved the heating and cooling system and upgraded the building...

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