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Buildings
Campus Engagement
Policy & Planning
Fall
2016

As the Sustainable Duke Office at Duke University determines the next steps on how best to integrate a satellite campus such as Duke Kunshan University (DKU) into its Climate Action Plan, it is important for both DKU and Duke to gain an in-depth understanding of campus sustainability at other higher education institutions.

Food & Dining
Policy & Planning
Purchasing and Procurement
Fall
2013

Food production is one of the most impactful parts of human’s footprint, both on our environment and our social structure. Knowing this, many colleges and universities are enacting sustainable purchasing guidelines and procurement goals in dining services to decrease the negative externalities of food consumption on campus.

Public Engagement
Purchasing and Procurement
Waste
Fall
2012

Landfills are a growing threat to public health, releasing emissions to air, soil, and water. With space and resource constraints, recycling and composting are becoming increasingly economically attractive. Duke, as a leading academic institution, has the opportunity to become a leader in waste reduction.

Air & Climate
Buildings
Energy
Purchasing and Procurement
Fall
2011

Over the past century, global temperatures have increased in large part due to anthropogenic fossil fuel combustion. The impact of this change can already be seen in disappearing ice cover across the world. This trend has caused concern about the impact climate change will have on the environmental systems that civilization depends upon.

Energy
Water
Fall
2012

The objective of this study is to evaluate the performance of variable and fixed speed chillers in their current production environment using operational data sets from multiple chillers. The study seeks to determine the actual contribution to efficiency and conditions for efficiency of both variable and fixed speed chillers.