Colleges Can Do More to Be Green, Save Money: INSULATE

Colleges all over the Northeast have Sustainability Offices now … and it is a great effort in helping these campuses map out a green and sustainable energy future.

There is no doubting that these offices have been able to get their respective colleges on the road to meeting earth-friendly goals — and even, perhaps, score higher marks on The College Sustainability Report Card.

But, for example, Brown University was one of only seven schools to earn an “A” on their Sustainability Report Card … the school’s successful efforts were accomplished in large part because Brown requires that new construction must meet LEED Silver standards, at a minimum, and the school has conducted several adaptive re-use projects. For the report on Brown’s efforts, click here.

To improve these scores, colleges need to implement — at the behest of their students and sustainability offices — construction requirements in which INSULATION must be a key component to realize true energy and cost savings … because the sustainability advantages of mechanical insulation are many. Research proves that there is no better or quicker return-on-investment than that from insulation in construction and there is nothing greener than insulating!

For research data on the many environmental and budget advantages of mechanical insulation, click here.

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