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Michigan State: Our March Madness Winner on Energy Efficiency

April 3, 2015

We picked the fighting green Spartans to go all the way to win the championship game. Read why here. (Hint: it has nothing to do with basketball).

Four Schools to Join The Billion Dollar Green Challenge

December 4, 2013

We are excited to announce four institutions joining The Billion Dollar Green Challenge: Champlain College, the University of La Verne, Portland State University, and Pine Cobble School. The Challenge now includes a total of 41 institutions participating with a combined total of $75 million invested in self-managed green revolving funds (GRFs).

Webinar on Submetering in Green Revolving Fund Management

December 3, 2013

At 3pm EST on Tuesday, December 10, SEI will host Measurement and Verification: Submetering in Green Revolving Fund Management. This will be the first of The Billion Dollar Green Challenge’s new webinar series. This webinar will feature Jim Gudjonson from Thompson Rivers University and Matt O’Keefe from the University of New Hampshire who will present on building submetering methods.

Webinar on Advanced Strategies for GRFs

September 25, 2013

At 1pm EDT on Wednesday, October 2nd, SEI and AASHE hosted “Advanced Strategies and Analytics for Campus Green Revolving Funds,” a webinar offering technical guidance for GRF management related to measurement and verification of project savings, fund analytics, and accounting systems. The webinar featured insights from a recent publication by AASHE and SEI titled Green Revolving Funds: A Guide to Implementation & Management. View an archive of the presentation.

Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency Summit on April 17 at the University of San Diego

March 26, 2013

On April 17, the Sustainable Endowments Institute will host the second Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency Summit. This year, the conference will be held at the University of San Diego and Rip Rapson, the president of the Kresge Foundation, will deliver the keynote address. The summit is co-hosted by Elizabeth Kiss, the President of Agnes Scott College, and Mitch Thomashow, the Director of Second Nature’s Presidential Fellows Program. Its theme is transforming energy efficiency upgrades from expenses to high-return investments, focusing on how colleges and universities play pivotal roles in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more here.