energy

Green the Church 2019

By Courtney Chazen on December 10, 2019 in Climate, Environment, News, Sustainability, Video

St. Louis hosted the 2019 Green the Church Summit, the largest environmental justice and sustainability conference for the Black Church. Washington University was a co-sponsor of the event, which included an array of discussions including the Green New Deal, building efficiency and water conserva...

2019 InCEES Summer Interns Announced

By Courtney Chazen on April 9, 2019 in News

For the third year in a row, InCEES will oversee a 10-week Summer Research Internship program for Washington University undergraduates. The program exposes students to hands-on research in a lab or field-based setting. Additionally, it is an opportunity for students to further their interest in r...

Unified Purpose

By Courtney Chazen on January 29, 2019 in News

InCEES and InCEES collaborator Vijay Ramani, PhD, the Roma B. and Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, were profiled in the Fall/Winter 2018/2019 edition of Wa...

Hot Topics: Biofuels and Algae

By myralopez on May 31, 2016 in

Workshop for grades 5-12 teachers. Explore the use of classroom built photobioreactors as a tool for students to gain a deeper understanding of the process of photosynthesis and authentic experimentation. A model photobioreactor will be built during the workshop. The workshop will continue with a...

Hot Topics: Renewable Energy Tour

By myralopez on May 31, 2016 in

Workshop for grades 5-12 teachers. Participants will investigate energy and the grid, dollar hear and hot water, and winer energy through kits. The group will then travel by bus to Alberici Construction for a tour of their LEED certified been building, followed by a tour of the landfill in Earth ...

Hot Topics: Nuclear Energy

By myralopez on May 31, 2016 in

Workshop for grades 5-12 teachers. Participants will learn fundamental concepts of nuclear science and how they are used in many aspects of everyday life. They’ll also learn how new isotopes are created in particle accelerators, used in carbon dating and how they provide energy in nuclear p...

Green rehab: Making century-old brick buildings sustainable

By Public Affairs on May 3, 2016 in Energy, News, Sustainability

A six-percent upfront investment reduced energy consumption by 19 percent — and carbon emissions by 34 percent — in a pair of 100-year-old brick buildings. Add solar panels, and those numbers drop to 39 percent and 65 percent. These are among the findings of an ongoing experiment conducted by stu...