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Fitts-Woolard Hall Achieves LEED Silver for Sustainability
NC State University’s Fitts-Woolard Hall has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Silver level.
Buy Now, Save Later
NC State Energy Management uses strategic procurement to manage rising natural gas costs.
Growing Efficiency in Greenhouses
Partnership results in improved energy efficiency in campus greenhouses
11 Students Pilot Launch of Sustainability Internship Program
Campus As A Classroom program provides professional experience in sustainability projects.
COVID-19 Can’t Stop LEED Lab
When the fall semester took an unexpected turn to online instruction, LEED Lab shifted to embrace the new learning opportunity.
Students Team With Facilities To Install Artful Arbor
A unique partnership led to students gaining real-world experience while also improving the campus landscape.
Top (Air) Quality
NC State employees work tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic to develop and implement an indoor air quality plan that helps keep students, faculty and staff safe.
Winter Break Energy Savings Top $400,000
The savings are a result of the annual Holiday Energy Saving Initiative.
Greenhouse Effect: A More Sustainable Campus
Grounds Services is saving money and boosting sustainability by growing flowers and plants in its own greenhouse on the west side of campus.
From new construction to major renovations, a refreshed NC State campus welcomes many Wolfpack employees back to in-person work.
Extended Winter Break Avoids $874,000 in Energy Costs
A unique academic calendar and cross-campus collaboration led to record-setting energy cost avoidance.
Teamwork, Trust Keep NC State Stocked
NC State employees hustled to get critical supplies for campus when COVID-19 reached the United States, ensuring the Wolfpack had the necessities for safe classes, research and work.
Stewardship on the Roof
At Carmichael Gym — which has one of the most problematic roofs on campus — Facilities employees leveraged the COVID-19 closure to install a roof overlay at a fraction of the estimated cost.
Once COVID-19 started spreading in North Carolina, staff in the Facilities Division and Campus Enterprises stepped up to the challenge of making campus a safe environment for students, faculty and other staff members.
Housekeeping (Super) Heroes
NC State’s housekeeping staff go above and beyond the call of duty every day to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the campus community.
Project Complete: Tour the Academic Success Center
After a yearlong renovation, D.H. Hill Library is brighter, more spacious and more welcoming.
The Facilities Division works behind the scenes to prepare campus for the fall semester.
Same Campus, New Look
Capital improvement projects are making progress, and employees will see some changes when they return to work.
NC State’s Facilities Division prepares campus buildings for safe reopening.
Closing the Loop
NC State’s new Compost Facility and Research Cooperative diverts organic waste from the landfill, giving it new life in a number of beneficial ways on campus.
Housekeeping Wins Raleigh Environmental Award
University Housekeeping has been honored with the Business Innovation for Environmental Stewardship Award
A Resilient Pack: Keeping Our Facilities ‘Healthy’
With a fraction of its staff, Energy Systems continues to provide round-the-clock utility and facilities operations to hundreds of campus buildings while also monitoring for emergencies and reducing energy use in unoccupied buildings.
Energy recommissioning in Engineering Buildings II and III produce big utility reductions.
These Tiny Tents Are Bee Research At Work
The tiny tents you see around NC State’s campus this semester are pollinator research in progress.
We Are the Wolfpack: Meet Jeff Thomas
The locksmith and his colleagues handle broken locks, stuck doors and other emergencies so that faculty, staff and students can keep moving through the hallways, offices and rooms at NC State.
Landfill Waste Declines at Wolfpack Home Football Games
The Wolfpack diverted nearly 30 percent of gameday waste from the landfill in a record-setting season.
Winter Break Generates Energy Savings
NC State saved $380,000 in energy costs over winter break.
Campus energy use intensity is down 34% since 2002.
Two More Campus Buildings Get LED Upgrades
Energy Management and the College of Natural Resources partnered to install new LED lighting in Biltmore Hall and Pulp and Paper Labs.
Horticultural Science Students Design, Build Kilgore Hall Garden
Students lead the transformation of a campus landscape.
Schaub Food Science Building Goes Zero Waste
With funding from a local grant, the building has become a Zero Waste Workplace.
Global Courtyard Celebrates International Education
A once inconspicuous space between Primrose and Tompkins Halls will soon transform into a gathering place for international-focused events. Upon completion of landscaping and renovations, the Global Courtyard will showcase how NC State strives to bring the world to campus. […]
We Are the Wolfpack: Meet Benita Womack
The University Housekeeping employee — and beloved member of the College of Veterinary Medicine community — ‘strives for perfection’ in all she does.
NC State Jumps To No. 17 On The Princeton Review’s Top 50 Green Colleges
NC State leaps 25 spots to its best ranking yet.
Rebate Program Freezes Rising Energy Costs in Campus Labs
A freezer rebate program started by NC State Energy Management is slashing energy costs in university research labs. The Ultra Low Temperature (ULT) Freezer Energy…
Finding New Life For Resources
NC State strives for stewardship by reusing and recycling during construction and renovation projects.
Fitts-Woolard Hall: One Year Later
Since it opened in 2013, the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library has stood out on NC State’s Centennial Campus for its modern look, sustainability and...
Students Design, Build Sustainable Garden
In one semester, landscape architecture students designed and built a sustainable landscape on campus.
NC State Is First University in N.C. To Earn Green Seal Certification
University Housekeeping has received national certification for cleaning services that are safe for people and the environment.
Unique Course Teaches About Climate, Campus
NC State students in an applied problem solving course explored climate action on campus.
Under the (Bright) Lights
Energy Management and Athletics teamed up to install new LED lighting in Isenhour Tennis Center and Dail Basketball Center.
Trees That Teach
You could learn about urban trees from a textbook. Or, your class could get outside to Think and Do.
NC State Awarded Designation As Tree Campus USA
NC State University has earned recognition as a 2018 Tree Campus USA from The Arbor Day Foundation. The designation honors U.S. colleges and universities that…
Winter Break Energy Savings Rise
NC State avoided energy costs of more than $389,000 over winter break.
Window Film Improves Energy Efficiency Of 1911 Building
NC State Energy Management recently applied a specialized film to windows in the 1911 Building in order to save energy.
Here’s How Much Energy, Water NC State Saved Last Year
Thanks to proactive energy and water management, the university continues its utility-saving trend.
Saving By The Barrel
Students and staff have collaborated to install a cistern that will collect rainwater for irrigation on campus.
Largest Campus Classroom Gets Efficiency Upgrade
Over the summer, Witherspoon Student Center Room 117 received a major lighting efficiency upgrade.
An NC State Facilities Team improves campus one building at a time.
Price Music Center Upgraded To 100% LED Lighting
NC State’s Price Music Center, home to the Department of Music, is the first campus building to feature all LED lighting.