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Senate committee talks energy efficiency

The University Senate’s Plant Utilization and Planning Committee met Monday afternoon in Forbes Tower to discuss the changes to Pitt’s campus brought up in the recently released Institutional Master Plan.

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Expanded chilled water capacity, new utility lines under Bigelow Boulevard and networks of sensors — these are among the ways that Pitt’s facilities management team is using to try and create a more sustainable and energy efficient campus.

Pittsburgh, Denmark, Swanson: International energy initiatives come to campus

Graduate electrical engineering student John Kieffer (left) speaks with Daniel Mosse — a computer science professor at Pitt — after the Empowering Communities through Energy Efficiency event Monday. “Those two words get my endorphins flowing,” Mosse said of the event’s title.

By Ashley Priore, For the Pitt News

September 25, 2018

Pittsburgh is a historically dirty city. The City was an industrial hub of metalworking, iron and steel factories for more than a century — but while these factories brought economic prosperity to the area, they also generated massive air pollution. After some time, Pittsburgh was known by nicknam...

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