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2014 Residence Energy Challenge

Posted on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
Lights out, SCU! This year, we have two leagues for the competing residence halls. Find out what you and your RLC can do to get ahead in 2014 Residence Energy Challenge. Read More »
Profile: Tonya Nilsson

Tonya Nilsson: Engineering a Better Future

Posted on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
As both a teacher and leader, Tonya Nilsson has been a forerunner in our University’s effort to promote a culture of sustainability on campus and throughout the world. Read More »
Turning Off Computer

Did You Know?

Posted on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
Do you turn off your computer at the end of each day? Computers that have not been shut down, even when not in use, consume watts of energy. Learn about a great program on campus to reduce the energy usage of our computers. Read More »
Read Outside

Take Action

Posted on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect regarding energy conservation and climate
REDUCE: the amount of time you spend indoors
REUSE: pre-exiting textiles and clothes
RECYCLE:old cell phone or electronic device
RESPECT: the facts about climate change Read More »
Valentine's Day Social

Fresh from the Forge Garden

Posted on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
How much energy goes into producing your food? Learn how to cook "low-carbon" meals during The Forge Garden's Valentine's Day Social. Read More »

"SCU Unplugged" kicks off the Energy Challenge

Posted on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
We are in the midst of the 4th annual Residence Energy Challenge, taking place in February. The Challenge kicked off with "SCU Unplugged," featuring Supertonic, The JurassiC, & The Vanities. Show your enthusiasm: post on the Sustainability at SCU Facebook page, mention @sustainablescu on Twitter, and tag #sustainablescu in Instagram. Read about the event & get ready for the month-long Energy Challenge! Read More »

SCU Solar Decathlon faculty advisor inspires students; leads the way in 2013

Posted on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
Tim Hight, Ph.D., has been the faculty project manager for all of SCU's Solar Decathlon projects. He has seen the project grow into one of SCU's areas of distinction, as the University has placed 3rd in its past two competitions. Read more about Dr. Hight's experience with the team and about the Solar Decathlon's impact on SCU. Read More »

Did you Know?

Posted on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
Did you know: SCU’s electricity use per square foot has decreased 16 percent since 2008. Read more facts about Santa Clara's energy usage and progress toward our climate neutrality goal at the end of 2015. Read More »

Energy-clean 2013: Smart microgrid and renewable energy on campus

Posted on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
With the 4th Annual Energy Challenge just around the corner, students should start thinking consciously about energy use on campus. Read about SCU's new smart microgrid project, its renewable energy sources on campus, and about Proposition 39, which adds clean energy jobs to California's economy. Read More »
Members of the 2013 Solar Decathlon team. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Solar Decathlon.

SCU Solar Decathlon team back in competition; aims to win in 2013

Posted on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
After finishing third overall in the 2007 and 2009 Solar Decathlons, SCU will compete again this year in the competition, which will be held in Southern California in October, 2013. Read about SCU's history in the competition, including its 2007 and 2009 houses, and about how the team plans to win big in 2013. Read More »