School of Sustainability News

Sustainable Cities Network receives $60,000 grant from Sam's Club®

Institute Press Releases

July 8, 2009

Partnership between ASU and city, county, and tribal leaders strengthens regional sustainability efforts.

As part of Sam’s Club’s commitment to give back to the communities it serves, company executives presented Arizona State University with a $60,000 grant for its Sustainable Cities Network. The contribution is a market grant, with money pooled from 13 Sam’s Club stores in the Phoenix-Tucson-Prescott area.

“The Sustainable Cities Network represents the cities we serve, and it works to promote sustainability, which is one of the major focuses of our grants,” said Keith Lowe, club manager for the Gilbert store.

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Science Foundation Arizona Launches New Solar Initiatives and the Solar Technology Institute

Institute Press Releases

April 17, 2009

Five new solar initiatives totaling $4 million dollars to advance Arizona’s renewable energy leadership

PHOENIX – Science Foundation Arizona announced its new solar technology initiatives and the opening of the Solar Technology Institute (STI) on April 17, with simultaneous events at the APS Star Facility in Phoenix and Global Solar in Tucson.

In a collaborative effort, STI is deploying Arizona’s significant solar resources with industry and the research strengths of Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of Arizona (UA) to grow the state’s global leadership in renewable energy. STI is being led by two pioneers in the solar field, Robert “Bud” Annan and Richard Powell, to serve as co-directors. The Stardust Foundation is assisting in the financial support of the investments.

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World's Most Advanced Solar Testing and Certification Facility Opens Doors to Global Market

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January 13, 2009

Celebration/Ribbon-Cutting of New Clean-Tech Venture Features Dignitaries from Business, Government, University, and Solar Industry; More Events to Follow in Cologne and Shanghai

PHOENIX/TEMPE, Ariz.; NEWTOWN, Conn.; YOKOHAMA, Japan; COLOGNE, Germany; SHANGHAI, China – TUV Rheinland Group and Arizona State University (ASU) today celebrate the much anticipated launch of TUV Rheinland PTL, LLC, the world’s most comprehensive and sophisticated facility for testing and certification of solar energy equipment.

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Arizona State University Honors First-Ever Graduate in Sustainability

Institute Press Releases

December 18, 2008

large group of graduate students at ASU

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University (ASU) awarded the first-ever Master of Arts degree in Sustainability at its fall 2008 commencement ceremonies today. The new graduate, Brigitte Bavousett, received her diploma from the university’s pioneering School of Sustainability, the first degree-granting institution of its kind in the nation.

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World's Most Advanced Solar Testing and Certification Facility Created for Global Market by Private and Public Solar Labs

Institute Press Releases

October 13, 2008

New Global-Reach State-of-the-Art Venture to be Launched with International Invitation-Only Events Featuring Company, Government, and Solar Industry Dignitaries — Stay Tuned for Details

PHOENIX/TEMPE, Ariz.; NEWTOWN, Conn.; YOKOHAMA, Japan; COLOGNE, Germany; SHANGHAI, China – TUV Rheinland Group has joined forces with Arizona State University (ASU) to create TUV Rheinland PTL, LLC, the most comprehensive, sophisticated, state-of-the-art facility for testing and certification of solar energy equipment in the world.

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Arizona's Largest Building Mounted PV Project at ASU

Institute Press Releases

September 30, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO and WUXI, China, Sept. 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ — Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STPNews), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of photovoltaic cells and modules, today announced it has been selected to supply 1.6 megawatt (MW) of solar panels to Sun Devil Solar LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Integrys Energy Services, for its project with Arizona State University (ASU). The project will be installed on top of two elevated parking structures in the middle of the ASU’s main campus using an innovating tracking system. The solar installations are to be completed by the end of 2008.

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ASU to Play Role in Crafting Power Systems to Expand Use of Renewable Energy

Institute Press Releases

September 8, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State University researchers will help create a framework for re-engineering the nation’s power grid to make it adaptable to renewable electric-energy technologies such as solar and wind power.

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ASU and Grist.org Team Up to Provide Students with News on Sustainability and Green Living

Institute Press Releases

September 8, 2008

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PHOENIX, AZ, and SEATTLE, WA — In the first collaboration of its kind, Arizona State University and Grist.org, the country’s leading source of online environmental news and information, today announced an agreement to send all of ASU’s 60,000+ students and many faculty and staff a biweekly e-mail with news, commentary, and advice about sustainability issues.

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School Honored at Valley Forward's Environmental Excellence Awards

Institute Press Releases

September 8, 2008

The School of Sustainability was honored at the Valley Forward’s 28th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards. The School won first prize in the “Environmental Education and Communication” category and received the President’s Award for the most important overall contribution to environmental excellence for 2008.

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Former U.S. Official to Discuss Energy, Political Leadership at ASU

Institute Press Releases

September 5, 2008

Jay Hakes, author of the new book, A Declaration of Energy Independence, will talk about how America got into its current energy predicament and how to get out of it at a series of lectures on Sept. 11 and 12 at Arizona State University.

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Environmental and Water Management Leaders Meet to Examine the Future of Earth's Water Supply

Institute Press Releases

September 3, 2008

TEMPE, ARIZ.  – Leading environmental and water management experts convened today in Tempe, Arizona, to examine initiatives and strategies towards greater sustainability and preservation of Earth’s water supply as part of Rain Bird’s ninth Intelligent Use of Water Summit. Held this morning at Arizona State University’s (ASU) Global Institute of Sustainability, in partnership with Rain Bird Corporation, the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services, the two-hour symposium provided a unique opportunity for thought leaders to engage in an open-forum discussion about global water-management programs, policies, initiatives, trends, and strategies relating to water availability issues in the American Southwest and beyond.

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Evolving Designer Ecosystem Sheds Light on Unintended Consequences

Institute Press Releases

September 3, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz.– Amidst the semi-arid stretches of Phoenix, a visitor might blink twice at the sight of a sailboat cutting across the horizon. Tempe Town Lake, on the northern edge of Arizona State University (ASU), is just one of a multitude of lakes, small ponds, canals and dams combining flood control, water delivery, recreational opportunities and aesthetics, and altering perception of water availability and economics in the area.

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ASU Named One The Nation’s Top 10 "Coolest" Schools by Sierra Magazine

Institute Press Releases

August 21, 2008

Sierra magazine, a publication of The Sierra Club, has named Arizona State University (ASU) one of the nation’s Top 10 “Coolest” Schools for its efforts to stop global warming. The cover story for Sierra’s September/October issue is its second annual listing of the greenest American colleges and universities.

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ASU makes Kaplan list of top 25 green colleges

Institute Press Releases

August 5, 2008

Today’s students are going green and the move towards a sustainable future is impacting many of their decisions, including college and career choices. In recognition of this movement, Kaplan, a provider of education services for more than 70 years, has focused its new Kaplan College Guide 2009 for the first time on environmentally responsible schools and green careers.

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ASU Creates Solar Power Laboratory to Boost Arizona's Renewable Energy Industry, Improve State's Environment

Institute Press Releases

July 11, 2008

Experts from one of the nation’s leading solar energy research programs, Christiana Honsberg and Stuart Bowden, are hired by the university to join industry innovator George Maracas in the quest to make solar systems more efficient and economical
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Tempe, AZ – Arizona State University is strengthening its commitment to boost Arizona’s economic development prospects in the renewable energy industry by establishing the Solar Power Laboratory to advance solar energy research, education and technology.

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ASU Leads the Nation with Largest University Solar Installation

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June 10, 2008

Arizona State University (ASU) has awarded energy contracts to Honeywell Building Systems, Independent Energy Group and SolEquity to install two megawatts of solar electric modules on approximately 135,000 square feet of building rooftop space and some parking structures on its Tempe campus. With this investment ASU reaffirmed its commitment to renewable energy through what will be the largest deployment of solar power infrastructure by any U.S. university.

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A Newly Renovated Green Home for Global Institute of Sustainability

Institute Press Releases

May 16, 2008

Global Institute of Sustainability
The newly renovated building housing Arizona State University’s (ASU) Global Institute of Sustainability opened its doors this week.

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Sustainable Energy Fellowship: Five ASU Students Chosen to Explore Sustainable Energy

Institute Press Releases

May 5, 2008

The Sustainable Energy Fellowship has announced its 2008 cohort of student Fellows. The students, selected from a highly competitive pool from around the country, will begin the year-long fellowship process at a intensive week-long program to explore the technologies, policies, and economics of sustainable energy.

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Students from Arizona State University Compete in Wal-Mart's "Better Living Business Plan Challenge"

Institute Press Releases

April 16, 2008

Winner of environmentally friendly innovations competition to receive $20,000
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Tempe, AZ – On Apr. 18, 2008, students from Arizona State University (ASU) will travel to the Wal-Mart Home Office in Bentonville, Ark. to compete in the “Better Living Business Plan Challenge.” The competition was created to provide students around the world an opportunity to invent sustainable products or business solutions and present them to a panel of Wal-Mart executives, government officials, suppliers and environmental organizations. In addition to gaining an audience with some of the top business and sustainability leaders in the US, the winning school will receive $20,000.

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