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Bucknell’s Renewable Energy Journey, with Victor Udo

In this episode of Smart Energy Voices, host John Failla speaks with Victor Udo, Bucknell University’s Director of Sustainability. Bucknell University recently announced a 7-acre solar array on the campus. Victor explains how the project came about, how it fits in with their overall sustainability strategy, and what was needed to overcome the sometimes contentious …

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DEI Impact Award Winners Honored At NZF in Phoenix

Smart Energy Decisions (SED) honored the recipients of its inaugural DEI Impact Awards at the Net Zero Forum Fall on Sept. 20, at the Hilton Phoenix Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Recipients received awards for their efforts in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in clean energy. Janice Rogers, Corporate Vice President of Human Resources and …

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Bucknell Cracks ‘Princeton Review’ Green Colleges Top 25

Bucknell University has moved up 15 spots among The Princeton Review‘s Top 50 Green Colleges to 25th in the ranking, which was released last week. Bucknell made its inaugural appearance in the ranking last year, ranking 40th. Schools included on the list “share superb sustainability practices, a strong foundation in sustainability education, and a healthy …

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Dr Victor Udo Speaks at March Innovation Smart Energy Summit, 2022

Momentum is building for the March Innovation Summit as we welcome Mohawk Industries, Bloomberg LP, WinnCompanies, Arizona State University, Amy’s Kitchen, The Valley Health System, Estee Lauder Companies, The Wine Group, Stony Brook University, Clemson University, Amcor Rigid Packaging, 2Life Communities, Rhode Island College, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions, Celanese, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, General Motors, Bucknell University, …

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Bucknell University adding a Solar Array via Encore Renewable Energy

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Bucknell University has partnered with Encore Renewable Energy of Burlington, Vt, to install a 1.6 peak MW solar array on approximately seven acres of University-owned land beyond Bucknell’s West Athletic Field and Art Barn, near the 12th fairway of Bucknell Golf Club. Encore will provide comprehensive project development, financing and …

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A Brief Investigation of Bucknell University’s Sustainability Efforts

Would you believe me if I told you the invention of plastic was, in part, intended to save the earth’s wildlife? In 1869, John Wesley Hyatt responded to an offer of $10,000 from a billiards company that was looking to produce their billiards balls, customarily made of ivory, from a different, more sustainable material. Hyatt …

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Bucknell earns Platinum Certification for Sustainability

Lewisburg — Shortly after Bucknell University’s Academic West opened in 2013, the classroom and office building received LEED Silver Certification for sustainable design from the U.S. Green Building Council. This certification meant that the building was designed to meet stringent global standards for sustainability – but designing for sustainability and actually practicing sustainability are very …

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Bucknell’s New Solar Array Receives Approval from the East Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors

Encore Renewable Energy will support development and financing for the new 1.6 MWp array that will supply the campus with clean, renewable energy   LEWISBURG, Pa. — As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Bucknell University has partnered with Encore Renewable Energy of Burlington, Vermont, to install a 1.6 peak megawatt solar array on approximately seven acres of University-owned …

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