Monday, April 27, 2015

EPA Recognizes 9 PA Universities As Top Green Power Users In Their Conferences

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized 9 Pennsylvania colleges and universities as 2014-2015 Individual Conference Champions of the College & University Green Power Challenge, using more green power than any other school in their athletic conferences.
The University of Pennsylvania in the Ivy League (200.1M kWh), Carnegie Mellon University (119M kWh) in the University Athletic Association, Drexel University (96.6M kWh) in the Colonial Athletic Association, Dickinson College (18M kWh) in the Centennial Conference, Duquesne University (18M kWh) in the Atlantic 10, Allegheny College (15.4M kWh) in the North Coast Athletic Conference, Philadelphia University (14.5M kWh) in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, Lebanon Valley College (10.1M kWh) in the Middle Atlantic Conference and Mercyhurst College (13M kWh) in the PA State Athletic Conference.
Together these schools used just over half a billion kilowatt hours of green power-- 504.1 million.
Thirty-nine collegiate conferences and 90 schools competed in the 2014-2015 challenge, collectively using nearly 2.4 billion kWh of green power. Since April 2006, EPA’s Green Power Partnership has tracked and recognized the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power use in the nation.
The Individual Conference Champion Award recognizes the single school that is the largest individual use of green power within a qualifying conference.
Green power is zero-emissions electricity generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, eligible biogas, biomass and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps users reduce their carbon footprints.
For more information, visit EPA’s College & University Green Power Challenge webpage.

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