14 May '18, 3pm

[email protected] just graduated to carbon neutral, thanks partly to #energyefficiency.

As college students across the country graduate, proud parents and friends are celebrating, but my alma mater also deserves some fanfare. American University (AU) did more than graduate the class of 2018 last weekend; it recently became the first carbon-neutral university in the United States . Located in the nation’s capital, it is also the first carbon-neutral urban campus, demonstrating that AU is as environmentally conscious as it is patriotic (yes, the school’s colors are red, white, and blue). Soaring high with energy efficiency Reaching carbon neutrality is an ambitious goal, and AU developed a comprehensive plan that included a variety of energy efficiency measures. One of the university’s first efforts was to cut its carbon emissions by reducing energy use in new and existing buildings across campus. In a new Green Building Policy , AU pledged that it would constr...

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