A heat map illustrating the significant reduction in energy usage in late December 2017 resulting from the Energy Curtailment initiative

Environment ·

Winter Energy Curtailment Initiative Reduces Tons of Carbon Emissions Annually

Facilities Management urges university community to continue holiday energy-savings efforts
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An automatic door on campus. Stickers on the door read, 'Automatic Door, Caution,' and 'Activate Switch to Operate.'

Buildings ·

American University Working To Make Campus More Accessible

Efforts under way currently to provide greater accessibility for individuals with physical disabilities.
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An electric vehicle charging station on campus

Environment ·

AU’s Growing Number of Charging Stations For Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Installation of charging stations intended to encourage driving electric vehicles
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Solar panels on roof

Environment ·

American University Achieves Carbon Neutrality

American University achieves carbon neutrality in 2018, two years ahead of schedule, becoming the first university in the US to do so
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Solar panels on the roof of an AU building. As part of the carbon neutral plan, about 2,500 solar panels were installed on campus. AU also entered into a partnership to install solar panels in North Carolina.

Achievements ·

Red, Blue—And Green: American University Achieves Carbon Neutrality

AU is the first US university to become completely carbon neutral.
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