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Sending his eyes across the Bright Hockey Center ’s broad expanse, Jason Waldron marvels at how much better the place looks. Waldron, Harvard Athletics ’ facilities manager, knows that the super-efficient bulbs he installed earlier this...
Food mpg chart

Gary Adamkiewicz, senior research scientist at HSPH, discusses the nuances of food miles and their impact on our climate.

Host an annual freezer cleanout

Did you know that -80 freezers are the most energy intensive type of “plug load” equipment in a laboratory environment?

Biodiesel began fueling the 25 diesel vehicles in Harvard’s fleet during Spring 2004 as the University Operations Services constructed its very own biodiesel filling station. The 20% soybean oil, 80% diesel oil blend promises to reduce the...
Every year, Harvard produces over 24,000 phone books that are distributed across the University, but this year - 6,000 (25%) fewer phone books will be produced (about 6,300 lbs - the size of 7 male polar bears!). While working with Green Teams...
In the early spring of 2009, Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) and the Office for Sustainability (OFS) joined forces to create a new Building Energy Auditing Service. This new service is expected to generate tremendous financial savings and...
Incorporating sustainable practices into Harvard’s most energy and resource intensive spaces may seem like a daunting task, but for the laboratories on Harvard’s Cambridge and Longwood campus, green and labs are synonymous terms. For...
At the renowned Harvard Faculty Club the latest guest amenity comes in the form of an elegant clear glass bottle. For more than a month, Faculty Club employees have been filling those glass bottles with filtered carbonated or still water from new...
A Harvard Law School Green Living Rep's reflections on a tour of Harvard's Blackstone Steam Plant Harvard makes most of its own heat. Today, enough steam shoots out of the Blackstone Steam Plant to serve the needs of 11 million square feet of...