We're trying to be conscious of the environment in every aspect of university life and work.
Tulane Building Dashboard
Tulanians in thirty-five campus buildings can use Tulane’s Building Dashboard to monitor their building’s energy use in real-time.
On the Building Dashboard, you can see your building’s daily energy use curve, as well as its energy costs and climate impact. You can compare campus buildings and follow the Tulane Unplugged energy conservation competition. There is also advice for saving energy in different building types: residence halls, laboratories, and offices & classrooms.
Howard Tilton Library Energy Improvements
While existing ceilings are open during the Howard Tilton library addition and renovations, occupancy sensors are being installed to control lights in the stacks. The lights above the books will now turn on when someone enters the aisle looking for a book. They will turn off when the aisle is unoccupied. Based on a research study by School of Architecture students, it is estimated that these lights will now be on only 5%of the time—when they used to be constantly illuminated! It’s estimated that this improvement will save 538,740 kWh of electricity use a year. That’s the equivalent impact on climate change as not burning 41,801 gallons of gas, or 9,525 tree seedlings growing for 10 years according to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator.
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Visit recycle.tulane.edu to learn about recycling in your residence hall or office. Recycle cardboard by removing non-recyclable material and setting boxes next to your garbage can. Reduce waste by bringing your own cup, printing on both sides, and choosing “for here” dining options.
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Game Day Green Teams
Recycling bins are placed near almost every garbage can in tailgate areas and inside the stadium. Student green teams encourage fans to recycle their plastic bottles & aluminum cans. Tulane competes each year in the Game Day Recycling Challenge, a nationwide competition to reduce game day waste.