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ERIC Number: EJ970315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0882-7249
Bard College Shines
Klier, Gerhard
Facilities Manager, v28 n1 p42-43 Jan-Feb 2012
With its park-like campus location overlooking the Hudson River and Catskills Mountains in New York's Hudson Valley, it's no wonder that Bard College is committed to being green. At the liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, students learn and live in 25 geothermal buildings on campus that don't burn fossil fuels on site. Instead of driving to class, they walk, take shuttles, or even can borrow electric bikes. When their old light bulbs blow out, they trade them in for compact fluorescent light bulbs supplied by the college, which has given out more than 1,000 of the more efficient bulbs. The newest innovation--solar thermal panels for hot water at two residence halls--is the latest example of the college's forward-thinking efficient and ecological initiatives as well as being an energy- and cost-saver. The solar thermal project is part of Bard's ongoing green initiatives and another step toward meeting the goals in the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment pledge signed by college president Leon Botstein in 2008.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York