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Business and Policy Areas
Business and Policy Areas


Feature Campus

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, broke ground in July on a solar power complex that will be seven times the size of the largest existing solar installation in the state. The project will provide 8 percent of the campus’ annual usage. With plans to become carbon neutral by 2020, Bowdoin’s Brunswick campus hopes this latest solar power initiative will help the institution attain its goal. “Our college is proud to be moving forward with this significant investment in clean and renewable solar energy,” said President Barry Mills. SolarCity will collaborate with Bowdoin on the project. The partnership is unique as SolarCity Corporation financed, built, will maintain and own the solar installation on the college property and Bowdoin will purchase all the generated power. 

Events in Sustainability

Campus Specific

  • University of California Irvine. "Home Run" Energy Retrofits (Proven measures with near-certain cost/benefit results)
  • Climate of Change features a series of videos showcasing the University of Washington's sustainability efforts in campus operations, research, teaching, and co-curricular programs. 
  • College Planning and Management: Arizona State University: Solar-Powered Sun Devils
  • Texas Water Report: Going Deeper for the Solution. Drought issues impact many states. However, even if drought is not a factor in your region, cost of water filtration is still impacting campuses. Unite report from Texas on State of Water has applicable parts for the entire country.
  • Sub-metering Analysis for Energy and Water in Buildings enables improved performance. 
  • "Smart Laboratories" can cut energy consumption by more than half. The UC Irvine campus discusses how a smart lab can be a true energy savings; retrofitting to a savings of energy by 50% (and greater).
  • IGEN Electric Value—white paper created for the Illinois Green Economy Network on the Role of Community Colleges in Developing an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure.

Policy/Holistic Issues

National Presence

Sustainability Advisory Panel

Volunteer Leadership: NACUBO's Sustainability Advisory Panel


Business Officer Magazine Articles


Sally Grans-Korsh
Director, Facilities Management and Environmental Policy