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The Green Apple BlogThe Green Apple is your Science Connexion news resource. Learn about new equipment just received, sustainable living and energy efficiency ideas for schools.
Wednesday, May 30 2012

Students from the Lemont-based science program Project Infinite Green will be featured Monday morning on Fox Chicago News. The program's seventh-and eighth-grade students will appear at 9:20 a.m. to discuss their recent presentation of sustainable energy plans to members of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Caucus in Washington D.C...

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Tuesday, May 29 2012

Chemical engineering professor Sohail Murad and his students are testing both open and closed loop heat pump systems for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Over the next year, the group will study which system does best in lowering heating and cooling costs, with an expected savings of 20 to 50 percent. The water reclamation district may use the findings to retrofit its other treatment plants...

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Tuesday, May 08 2012

News from SEDAC

 

Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire has been awarded an inaugural Emerald award in recognition of their outstanding energy conservation and sustainability efforts in the Existing Building category.  They will be presented with the award at the USGBC Illinois Chapter's Limelight event on May 10, 2012.

 

SEDAC performed a specialized energy assessment for the high school in collaboration with the design firm CannonDesign. The assessment identified $344,000 in annual energy cost savings or 2.2 million kWh and 18,000 therm savings for the school. The school adopted many of the recommendations and Cannon Design used the energy assessment in their submittal for LEED EB Status. SEDAC continues to work with Stevenson High School as part of the Public Sector Retro-Commissioning Program. The school's retro-commissioning recommendations alone are expected to save 1 million kWh or $90,000 annually with a payback of about 6 months.

 

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Tuesday, May 08 2012

In addition to user-powered fitness bikes and reuse/swap/donation options for its older fitness machines and athletic uniforms, the university's Ratner Athletics Center is working with Facilities Services to implement energy conservation lighting and recalibrate and balance its ventilation system...

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Monday, May 07 2012

With a life-long love of science, Aurora's Courtney Gras, a junior engineering student at the University of Akron, helped come up with a unique energy-saving idea. She calls it "the first all-in-one energy management system for batteries. This product prevents liability and extends reliability in large-scale battery packs for alternative energy applications," she explained...

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