Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013
A team of SCU engineering students is designing a mobile application that – among other tricks – allows a homeowner to remotely shut off lights and close windows. It’s tied to an intuitive control system receiving input from sensors located throughout a house that relies solely on the sun for all of its energy.Radiant House is SCU’s newest entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, an international competition for 20 selected college teams. This year, participants from Arizona to Austria will face the challenge of designing, building and operating the most cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive solar-powered house.
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013
The de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University explores how artists can help build sustainable communities through the creative reuse of materials in Reduce, Reuse, Re-Imagine. The exhibition is on view now through Dec. 6, 2013 and Jan. 11 to Feb. 2, 2014.
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
Santa Clara University is one of Sierra magazine's top 50 “Cool Schools” for 2013. The Sierra Club's official magazine ranks universities that lead sustainability initiatives and make an effort to protect and preserve the environment. SCU made the list at 36 for a number of factors including the amount of faculty and departments engaged in sustainability-related research, peer-to-peer educator programs, renewable energy, and alternative transportation. SCU has also set an ambitious goal to be climate neutral by the end of 2015.
Tuesday, May. 15, 2012
Fourteen students from Santa Clara University will spend two weeks this summer getting a firsthand look at California from a social justice and sustainability perspective--by walking 225 miles from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park.
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Santa Clara University hopes the third time will be the charm in one of the world's most prestigious competitions that determines the best designer and builder of a net-zero energy house.
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
Who is liable if a self-driving car is in an accident? How will transportation laws have to be rewritten to permit autonomous cars, now being created, on the road? Will insurance companies love or hate these computerized wonders? An all-day conference at SCU on Jan. 20 explores the legal implications of autonomous vehicles.
Monday, Oct. 10, 2011
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) unveiled a new database, naming SCU as having one of the largest roof-mounted photovoltaic installations in the U.S.
Monday, Jan. 31, 2011
Santa Clara University scored high marks in the STARS program, the nation's first comprehensive sustainability rating system for colleges and universities.