The U of MN is Refrigerator-Worthy

by KelsiDayle on Nov. 03rd, 2010

If the University of Minnesota had parents, they'd hang this on the fridge with pride:

The U of MN is one of only three schools (out of 322 nationwide) to score straight As in all nine categories on their College Sustainability Report Card!

You can read the U's press release here, or check out the report card itself here.

Way to go Gophers!!

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Thor's picture
Thor says:

Good to know that our Gophers are better at sustainability than football!!!!!!!

posted on Wed, 11/03/2010 - 10:27am
KelsiDayle's picture
KelsiDayle says:

I know you were wondering, just how did the U of M do it?? Well, here's part of the answer:

With the help of Energy Management, the U conducted a lighting retrofit of eight residence halls, replacing over 7,400 inefficient fixtures with high-efficiency bulbs.

"The lighting retrofit has improved the quality of light provided in the students’ living spaces, study areas, common areas and dining facilities, while saving money and reducing the University’s carbon footprint. The project cost was $404,000, with a payback of 2.6 years. The University will receive a $142,772 rebate from Xcel Energy for the improvements and save about $100,000 annually."

posted on Wed, 11/10/2010 - 10:18am
goldie1000's picture
goldie1000 says:

gophers rule the school yo.

posted on Sun, 01/23/2011 - 4:38pm
KelsiDayle's picture
KelsiDayle says:

The U of M continues to win national accolades in sustainability and energy-efficiency. See?

"The University of Minnesota's Donhowe Building, located at the corner of 15th and University Avenues, is the first campus building to be rated as an ENERGY STAR Building by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."

Not yet impressed? Read the full article and have your mind blown!

(On second though, maybe that's a little over-exaggeration, huh?)

posted on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 10:52am

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