Climate Week 2022
Chester, PA & Environmental Justice
October 10th, 2022
Critical Element Separation: Challenges for Clean Energy Technologies
Beyond Techno-Economics: Responsible Deployment in Carbon Management
October 10th, 2022
Climate Justice in Philadelphia: House by house, block by block
October 11th, 2022
Impacts of Climate Change on Global Water Resources and Engineering Solutions
October 12th, 2022
2021 SEAS Sustainably
No battery? No problem. At Penn, a mini-electric car draws energy from its surroundings.
Penn, Purdue, UC Merced and UF Partner on $26M NSF Engineering Research Center for the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture
New Funding Supports Milestone Initiative to Advance Solar Energy Research
Treeswift’s Autonomous Robots Take Flight to Save Forests
Robots Made of Ice Could Build and Repair Themselves on Other Planets
Design for Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology Approved
Expanding opportunities for teaching, learning, and researching sustainability among students, staff and faculty.
Climate Week at Penn: Penn Engineering’s Contributions to Fighting Climate Change
Scrap-Metal-Powered Lights win Y-Prize 2020
New scavenger technology allows robots to ‘eat’ metal for energy
Penn announces seven 2020 Thouron Award winners
The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “Designs for Different Futures” exhibition includes contributions and installations from several Penn faculty and alumni
Penn Engineers’ ‘Nanocardboard’ Flyers Could Serve as Martian Atmospheric Probes
Novel ways to store data in light waves
Quench Drinking Fountains
The purpose of the Quench drinking fountains is to provide an alternate way for staff and faculty to have clean accessible water, without the consumption of non-renewable resources. Unlike other water coolers, Quench does not waste plastic bottles. With these stations in accessible office areas around SEAS, we have seen a dramatic decrease in individual plastic water bottles. Since implementing these stations, we have diverted tens of thousands of non-reusable plastic bottles.
To reduce the amount of energy consumed by SEAS, the Green Team has issued smart strips to offices. This type of power strip works differently from regular strips by synchronizing the turning off of devices. If there are any questions concerning how to us the Smart Strips, please email the Green Team.
Green Office Certification
We spend a significant amount of time in our offices and, as a result, these spaces consume much more energy than we would like them to. Luckily, there are ways to reduce our footprint while remaining productive and ultimately enjoy a healthier environment.
The Penn Sustainability Office has developed a certification process to help aid our faculty and staff in their green efforts. The program works off of a point system that places participating offices on one of 4 levels with the 4th being the most sustainable. There are 7 categories to gain points from including Waste, Purchasing, Energy, Water, Indoor Air Quality and Human Health, Transportation, and Involvement. By following the Green Office Certification Checklist, you can see just how green your office really is and also learn small steps that you can take to work more sustainably.