Green Investment, Green Return - Cost Savings

Annual Revenues and Savings for 23 Campus Conservation Projects
Practical conservation projects can save millions of dollars on America's campuses. The chart below outlines some actual savings figures for schools around the country.

 

Conservation Projects Annual Revenues and Savings
Transportation
Getting Students and Staff Out of the Car at Cornell University, NY $3,123,000
Creating a Bus-Riding Campus at the University of Colorado-Boulder, CO $1,000,000
Energy Conservation
Creative Strategies for Saving Energy at SUNY-Buffalo, NY $9,068,000
Lighting and Equipment Retrofits at Elizabethtown College, PA $247,000
A Four-Campus Energy Reduction Strategy at Brevard Community College, FL $2,067,000
Laboratory Renovations and More at Brown University, RI $15,500
Burning Better Lights in Dorm Rooms at Dartmouth College, NH $75,000
Solar Panels Generating Savings at Georgetown University,Washington, DC $45,000
Water Conservation
New Toilets and Water Fixtures at Columbia University, NY $235,000
Cleaning Up with Water-Saving Showerheads at BrownUniversity, RI $45,800
Dining Services
Washable Cups in the Freshman Union at Harvard University, MA $186,500
Saving on Refillable "Red Mugs"at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI $11,400
Re-Use
Sale of Surplus Property at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI $241,800
Maintaining Vehicles with Re-Refined Motor Oil at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, IL $3,500
Second Time Around for Chemicals at the University of Washington, WA $14,400
Management of Hazardous Chemicals Cutting Out the Weed-Killers at Seattle University, WA $1,300
Chemistry Classes with Fewer Chemicals at the University of Minnesota, MN $37,000
Composting
Creating Fertilizer with Kitchen Food Waste at Dartmouth College,NH $10,000
Composting Landscape Waste and Scrap Wood at the University of Colorado-Boulder, CO $1,300
Recycling
Award-Winning Materials-Recovery Program at the University of Colorado-Boulder, CO $107,000
Dining Services Recycling at Harvard University, MA $79,000
Getting Top Dollar from Paper Recycling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI $120,000
Analyzing Wastes to Cut Costs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI $21,000
TOTAL $16,755,500

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