Exciting Internship Opportunity at OSU!

Interested in sustainability? Energy use? Reducing carbon in the air? How about receiving internship credit for working on a project aimed reducing energy use through simple behavior changes? Check out this undergraduate and graduate student internship opportunity for Winter and Spring terms through Energize Corvallis. This winter Energize Corvallis will be planning the OSU Campuses […]

OSU's New Rideshare System "Drive Less Connect" offers Prize Drawing!

Interested in saving money, energy, and stress by sharing a ride? Drive Less Connect makes organizing trips simple and fun. Whether you’re interested in commuting to work or school, or sharing a ride on one-time trips (such as those coming up this Holiday Season) OSU’s free ridematching service can help. In promotion of Drive Less […]

How to Choose a CFL

There are many different options available when selecting a compact florescent lamp (CFL) and it can be a little confusing.   If you are a fan of the old incandescent appearance, you can still get that look in a CFL.  For the yellowish color in a light bulb, look for something with a color temperature close […]

Sustainable Jobs Coming to the Area

In January, EnerG2 will open a new manufacturing plant in Albany, OR. EnerG2 received $21 million in stimulus funding last year as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s support of the electric vehicle industry and raised $14.5 million in venture capital investments. The Seattle based company will manufacture synthetic high-performance carbon electrode material, which […]

OSU's utility consumption – a quick peek

There is no doubt that OSU is a big consumer of natural resources.  In FY 2011 (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011), the Corvallis campus consumed more than 100 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, 8.8 million therms of natural gas, and over 230 million gallons of treated water.  The total bill for those […]

NSF Sustainable Energy Pathways Letters of Intent

OSU Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – SEP program.   The due date to the Research Office is December 5, 2011. Sustainable Energy Pathways is part of the NSF-wide initiative on Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability  (SEES).  The Sustainable Energy Pathways solicitation calls for innovative, interdisciplinary […]

Financing for home energy upgrades available until Dec.31

Are you a Corvallis resident with possible energy efficiency upgrades?  If so, now is the time to act! The City of Corvallis has low-interest loans of $2,500 to $10,000 for energy efficiency projects, but funds are only available through December 31, 2011.  Energize Corvallis will host an event on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 at […]

LEDs on Campus and for your home

Recently we have been replacing halogen lamps with LEDs in select locations throughout campus. Possible locations are first evaluated to determine if there is an acceptable payback period (meaning the lamp pays for itself over time).  The lamp cost, electrical consumption, hours used and possible rebate amounts are used in calculating the payback time.   The […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are Coming to OSU!

Oregon State University will receive 14 level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations from ECOtality as part of U.S. Department of Energy’s EV Project. ECOtality was awarded $230 million from the USDOE and partner matches to install 14,000 EV charging stations in 18 major metropolitan areas including: California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington, […]

OSU's significant commitment to green power continues

On July 25, US EPA released their summer rankings for the top colleges and universities purchasing renewable energy, aka, green power.  For the last few years, EPA’s Green Power Partnership has recognized OSU for outstanding purchases of renewable energy, but the highest ranking previously achieved was number 4 in the nation. With a substantial commitment […]