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Using water for cleaning oneself after using the washroom is something that is prevalent in may other countries Europe and Asia. However, USA has not changed at all from using paper towels. MIT can set an example by installing bidets in...

Divya Panchanathan April 8, 2016
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Put automatic hand dryers in dorm bathrooms instead of paper towels

Marisa February 27, 2016
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Creating biodiesel generates glycerol as a by-product, which can then be used to make homemade soap! Loyola University Chicago has their campus vehicles (like MIT shuttles) running off homemade biofuel and all their soap is created on...

Andy Trattner February 15, 2016
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HVAC systems in commercial & academic buildings account for a major portion of the buildings energy use (40-60%+), especially in buildings that include laboratories with fume hoods. A major driver for the amount of HVAC energy...

Michael Gevelber February 12, 2016
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The MIT campus has numerous outdoor light fixtures that are of the globe-variety, or that otherwise send a significant portion of the light they create uselessly up into the sky, wasting energy and adding to an already light polluted...

William Popov February 6, 2016
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There are several activities toward green culture around the campus. But lets remember the damage of an environmentally-unfriendly minimalist is still much less than an environmentally-friendly consumerist.
As a foreign student at...

Pouya Samani, ESD (MIT Portugal) January 29, 2016
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The public library in Greensboro, NC is a shining example (LEED Platinum) of window efficiency. MIT features old buildings with leaky windows that contribute to constantly pumping hot or cold air, year round. This campus would save...

Michael January 5, 2016
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The current MIT Energy Use link is not easily accessible and does not lead to an active site: https://clockworks.kgsbuildings.com/Home.aspx.

Energy usage across MIT's...

Laura Adelman December 28, 2015
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