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The Business Case for Renewable Energy: A Guide for Colleges and Universities

Andrea Putman and Michael Philips
NC3073, Book-Softcover, 171 pages, 2006

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Growing numbers of colleges and universities are making the leap to renewable energy. And some are not only saving money—they’re making money on their renewable energy purchases. This guide, written by two energy consultants, walks you through the process of evaluating the various technologies, ownership options, relationships with utilities, and financing strategies. Citing numerous, in-depth case examples in higher education, this text shares the innovative solutions that have worked for colleges and universities around the country. Solar photovoltaic? Wind? Biomass? Geothermal energy? On campus or off-site? Once the decision has been made to explore renewable energy, how does an institution decide which energy source to purchase? And how can your institution take advantage of available funding options, such as government grants and incentives? This book, published by NACUBO, APPA, and SCUP, guides you through the process—from making the decision to setting up a renewable energy plan. Even those who are new to the subject will walk away with the necessary knowledge to move forward with their own renewal energy initiative.
NACUBO gratefully recognizes the book's sponsors:  The New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS), U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), International City County Management Association, Chevron Energy Solutions, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), and National Wildlife Federation, Campus Ecology Program.  

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