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Engineering and Science building recognized for green design

Jan. 18, 2019—The Engineering and Science Building has been awarded gold LEED status by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, status is the rating system used to rank buildings of all types as certified, silver, gold or platinum based on the building’s environmental and cost-saving green features. “Receiving gold status...

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Applications open for 2019 Vanderbilt Green Fund projects until Jan. 21

Jan. 9, 2019—Engineering senior coordinates Green Fund The Vanderbilt Green Fund is now accepting applications for 2019 projects. The deadline for applications is Jan. 21. The Vanderbilt Green Fund, established in 2011 by engineering alumna Leslie Labruto, then president of Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR) and Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG), is a fund set aside...

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Team competing at NREL has big ambitions for home design

Apr. 21, 2017—The Vanderbilt undergraduate engineering team competing this weekend at NREL – the National Renewable Energy Lab – set an impressive goal for its home design. “We wanted to show that anyone can have a Net Zero home,” said Kate Thomson, team captain and a civil engineering senior. “It isn’t just for extreme environmentalists who are...

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